Last week, former BMW R&D chief, now Volkswagen brand CEO Herbert Diess, said that a battery-production facility was necessary in Germany and that the Germans automakers should seriously consider producing their own batteries for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Through a spokesperson, BMW has once again confirmed its partnership with Samsung and dismissed any claims made by the German media. BMW believes the Samsung battery packs are the best technology for BMW today, therefore there are no plans to change the supplier.


BMW has already announced a battery revamp in 2016 when the all-electric BMW i3 will get a new and more efficient battery pack which will increase the driving range to over 200 km.

Battery packs are also currently used in the 2 Series Active Tourer Hybrid, 330e, X5 xDrive40e and the new BMW 740E.

[Source: Bimmertoday]