July 29, 2013, BMW in New York, London and Beijing three simultaneously held its pure electric i3 production models world premiere. Netcom agency noted: Currently BMW has mastered the mass production of electric vehicles as the core technology, and batteries BMW Select Samsung cooperation with well-known brands. For i3 pure electric systems used BMW i brand director Maximilian Kellner introduced in an interview: BMW i3 used battery from Samsung, assembly is completed by a BMW. The future, the technology is expected in the future a variety of hybrid or pure electric models been applied.
BMW i3 uses an electric motor with a maximum power of 125kW and fitted with eight fromSamsung battery pack consisting of batteries, the maximum mileage of 130-160 km. In this regard Maximilian Kellner said: Speaking i3 we insist on doing their own battery assembly and electric control system, of course, a single cell is purchasing Samsung.
In addition to current BMW i brand vehicles has been officially released i3 production models, the more high-end positioning i8 models have also been in the road test stage. The agency also learned Netcom: BMW has registered the i1 to i9 all models of the brand name, showing that the brand models will also get full coverage of the future, and to continue to cooperate with Samsung using BMW electric system, which is expected to include other high-end luxury i7 sedan. “We already have two i brand cars i3 and i8, price is also a great difference, we can play a bit of imagination, between the two there is a large space that we can fill, and there are more products. “Maximilian Kellner confirmed.
In addition to the BMW i brand will be based on the composition of the Samsung batteries battery, the future, as the deepening of bilateral cooperation as well as the technology matures. BMW has launched the current 3 Series, 5 Series, 7 Series and X6 and other hybrid models, were also expected in the future using this set of electric assembly.
Because electric cars, smart phones and other products for battery performance and increasing demand, in fact, as early as 2009 on the adoption of Samsung SDI with German technology firm RobertBoschGmbH BMW joint venture and cooperation, provide the latter with the battery. And at the end of 2012, in Seoul, Korea in collaboration with Samsung’s new mobile phone and BMW 1 Series Series of promotional activities.
According to the relevant department forecast that 2013 global sales of electric vehicles is expected to reach 150,000 units, while in 2012, the global electric vehicle registered in total close to 93,000 units, the growth rate reached 61.3%. Visible electric car market is demonstrating the positive momentum of development, as the earlier launch of the BMW production electric car luxury brand, its competition in this market has more opportunities. While the future i brand vehicles will increase “Sustainability-sustainability” 5S-store sales, which through better services, provision of the particularity of the model emerged.