German multinational company BMW and luxury vehicle brand Land rover jaguar have announced their collaboration to develop the next generation electrification technology in cars.
BMW and Jaguar confirmed that will work together to design and create electric drive systems, with the aim of lowering the cost of development for both parties. The BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover share the equivalent vital vision of naturally cordial and future-oriented electric drive innovations. The BMW Group brings long involvement of creating and delivering the electric drive units in-house since it launched the pioneering BMW i3 in 2013. Jaguar Land Rover has exhibited its capacity with this innovation through the dispatch of the Jaguar I-Pace and its plug-in hybrid models.
BMW spokesman Klaus Frohlich, member of the board of management for development said, “‘The automotive industry is undergoing a steep transformation. We see collaboration as key to success in the field of electrification. With Jaguar Land Rover, we found a partner whose requirements for the future generation of electric drive units significantly matched ours. ‘Together, we have the opportunity to cater more effectively for customer needs by shortening development time and bringing vehicles and state-of-the-art technologies more rapidly to market.’
following three years of Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT, the BMW Group remains solidly on track, having built up a strong position as one of the world’s top suppliers of e-mobility. The BMW Group is driving the worldwide premium market with the biggest arrangement of electrified vehicles and the greatest market share of the overall industry among traditional luxury rivals.
Nick Rogers, Jaguar Land Rover engineering director, stated, “‘The transition to automated, connected, electric and shared vehicles represents the greatest technological shift in the automotive industry in a generation.
‘The pace of change and consumer interest in electrified vehicles is gathering real momentum and it’s essential we work across the industry to advance the technologies required to deliver this exciting future.”
“We’ve proven we can build world-beating electric cars but now we need to scale the technology to support the next generation of Jaguar and Land Rover products. It was clear from discussions with BMW Group that both companies’ requirements for next-generation electric drive units to support this transition have significant overlap making for a mutually beneficial collaboration” added Nick rogers.
The collaboration permits the BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover to exploit cost efficiencies emerging from shared advancement of future developments and production planning costs just as economies of scale from joint purchasing.
The improvement of various new innovation is required for the organization to meet client and regulatory necessities around the globe, which regularly vary by market. This implies the BMW Group will keep on improving its ignition motors, while likewise pushing forward the e-mobility methodology with both battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids and investing into new technologies, for example, fuel-cell powertrains.
A Joint team of BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover experts located in Munich will be tasked with further developing the Gen 5 power units with production of the electric drivetrains to be undertaken by each partner in their own manufacturing facilities. Both companies will seek to adhere to their own brand-specific propositions in any project.