Monday, June 17, 2019
Jaguar Land Rover and BMW are Joining Forces in EV Development
Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group confirmed they are joining forces to develop next-generation Electric Drive Units (EDUs) in a move that will support the advancement of electrification technologies in the automotive industry.
The collaboration will build on the knowledge and expertise in electrification at both companies. Jaguar Land Rover has demonstrated its leading technical capability in bringing the world’s first premium battery electric SUV to market: the Jaguar I-PACE as well as plug-in hybrid models; and BMW Group bringing vast experience of developing and producing several generations of electric drive units in-house since it launched the BMW i3 in 2013.
A team of Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group experts will engineer the EDUs with both partners developing the systems to deliver the specific characteristics required for their respective range of products.
The EDUs will be manufactured by each partner in their own production facilities.