Rumor: Jaguar Land Rover in talks with BMW for battery plant

News, Rumors | July 25th, 2016 by 2
2017 BMW i3 new battery 1 750x500

According to Sunday Times paper, Jaguar Land Rover has met with BMW and Ford to discuss a future collaboration on a plant with the capacity …

According to Sunday Times paper, Jaguar Land Rover has met with BMW and Ford to discuss a future collaboration on a plant with the capacity to supply batteries to electric cars. Jaguar and BMW have both refrained from confirming the report. “We do not comment on speculation,” said a BMW spokesperson.

JLR may launch an electric Jaguar crossover next year, while BMW is currently offering a fully electric car, along with several plug-in hybrids.  Financial analysts Evercore ISI said it makes sense for JLR to seek a partnership with other automakers to share the high costs of battery development and production.

bmw electric 01 750x499

Investment in electric vehicles is growing quickly within the premium sector that JLR competes in. Mercedes is also rumored to launch a a 310 mile EV concept at the upcoming Paris Auto Show. It will go on sale before 2020. Audi CEO Rupert Standler says the brand plans to launch three EVs before 2020. Audi last week announced it would spend a third of its R&D budget on EVs and digital technology, while its parent VW has said it targets 2-3 million EV sales by 2025.

BMW also has in pipeline several EVs, the highly rumored BMW i5 and the iNEXT.

The location of the battery factory would be in the UK which – in the context of BREXIT – would also lessen the financial headwinds of a weaker pound for net importers Ford and BMW.

[Source: AutoNews]

2 responses to “Rumor: Jaguar Land Rover in talks with BMW for battery plant”

  1. Matt Stokes says:

    The decision to build it in the UK is an interesting one, not sure I fully understand that.

  2. Jose Carvalho Nobre says:

    VERGONHOSO vindo de uma marca de topo!!
    ESCÂNDALO / FRAUDE – BMW i3
    AJUDEM A PARTILHAR ESTA MENSAGEM

    google ;Fraude-BMW i3

    Please share this link. thank you
    Bitte diesen LINK weiterleiten.

    Fraude BMW i3 – 100% Electrico

    VERY IMPORTANT !!
    I bring news of great interest that I would like to give you to analyze :
    This is a very serious failure concerning the high voltage batteries in the i3 in case of an accident.
    Extremely important for the consumer … a small accident can be very expensive , because in case of an airbag deployment , BMW requires changing all the high-voltage batteries for reasons of safety.
    All at the responsibility of the owner , the guarantee do not cover anything, or your BMW i3 is unusable
    I have already collected all the documentation . technical reports , etc …
    If interested in addressing this issue , I leave my contacts.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

NEWSLETTER