On March 26th, Mr. Jolyon Nash, President and CEO of BMW Group China, was invited to attend the China Electric Vehicle 100 Forum and delivered a speech advocating for cross-industry cooperation to promote the transformation of the automotive industry, emphasizing the coordination of infrastructure construction and automobile architecture.
BMW has set clear carbon reduction targets: By 2030, BMW Group plans to reduce the average life cycle carbon emissions per vehicle by 40% compared to 2019, with a 20% reduction on the supply chain end, an 80% reduction on the production level, and a 50% reduction in the usage phase.
At the product level, by 2022, BMW Group will produce and trial 15 pure electric vehicle models, covering about 90% of the market segment. The “New Class” models based on a new architecture will begin trial production in 2024 and debut in 2025. By the end of 2025, BMW Group plans to deliver 2 million pure electric vehicles, and by 2030, it plans to deliver approximately 10 million pure electric vehicles worldwide.
In terms of charging infrastructure construction, as of the end of February, BMW has collaborated with Chinese companies to connect 380,000 public charging stations, including 200,000 DC fast charging stations. In 2020, BMW’s first “charging, photovoltaic, and energy storage in one” energy demonstration station was completed in Beijing, which can use solar energy and recycled batteries to charge customer vehicles, and the generated electricity can also be used by dealers for operation. In the next three years, BMW plans to increase similar energy stations to 100.
Finally, BMW plans to apply the new production network standard – BMW iFACTORY – to all BMW Group factories worldwide, with the core values of lean, green and digital.
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