BMW Group Plant Munich goes entirely electric

+++ Plant Munich launches prolongation of a entirely electric BMW i4 +++
At slightest half of all cars from Munich plant will be electrified by
2023 +++ Project for emission-free ride logistics in home plant
gets underneath proceed +++ Nedeljković: “BMW i4 is a miracle on a highway to
electric mobility.”


Munich. The initial series-produced BMW i4 has today
rolled off a prolongation lines during BMW Group Plant Munich. The
company’s home plant now manufactures all expostulate variants on a single
public line. “For a plant and team, a launch of a BMW i4 is a
miracle on a highway to electric mobility,” pronounced Milan Nedeljković,
BMW AG Board Member for Production. “By 2023 some-more than half of all
vehicles from a Munich trickery will have an electrified drive. The
infancy will be entirely electric. So Munich goes entirely electric.”


Setting adult prolongation of a entirely electric BMW i4 in a proportions of
a roughly 100-year-old plant, a acclimatisation and designation of
systems valid quite challenging. “We succeeded in integrating
a new automobile into a existent systems though crude production.
The group and a partners did an extraordinary job,” total Peter Weber,
Director of BMW Group Plant Munich. Space constraints notwithstanding,
existent systems were removed, and new ones commissioned and ramped up.
“Our bodyshop is a resplendent instance of intelligent, efficient
integration. Most of a new prolongation processes for a BMW i4 can
be carried out on a existent bodyshop systems,” Weber explained.


Integrating electromobility into array production

The categorical disproportion between a BMW i4 and compulsory architectures
is a electric expostulate and high-voltage battery. About 90 percent of
a existent systems in a Munich bodyshop can still be used for the
new model. Additional ones were compulsory usually for a building assembly
and back end.


Another rarely formidable subject was a formation into public of the
high-voltage battery. The battery container is now bolted onto a physique by
a new, entirely programmed battery public complement that works from below.
Fully automated, high-resolution camera systems indicate it thoroughly
previously to safeguard a aspect is positively purify and there are no
impurities that could means damage.


The BMW Group’s home plant now manufactures an endless portfolio of
products, comprising not usually a BMW i4 though also the
combustion-powered and hybrid BMW 3 Series Sedan and Touring, a BMW
M3 and a BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. The range of prolongation is a
covenant not usually to a plant’s coherence though also to the
superb skills of a associates.


Digitalisation is surpassing

Increasing digitalisation plays an critical partial in BMW Group
production. The whole of Plant Munich is now being 3D-scanned in
notation fact to obtain a full set of simple digital information of both the
building and a systems. The scans are afterwards processed and saved on
a cloud so a information can be accessed from anywhere regulating an
intuitive, browser-based tool. Several plants have already been fully
3D-scanned – Spartanburg and Regensburg among them – and Plant
Dingolfing is undergoing a routine during a moment. By a finish of
2022, a structure of all a vital automobile plants in a BMW Group
prolongation network will have been scanned, and digital information will be
accessible for everyone.


The BMW Group already utilises practical formulation collection to plan
buildings and systems today. Axle pre-assembly for a BMW i4, for
example, was designed with a Omniverse Nucleus platform, by NVIDIA.
This converges information from a pattern and formulation collection of various
producers to emanate photorealistic real-time simulations in a single
collaborative environment. The information from a 3D scans is also fed into
a Omniverse platform.

Other digital applications are used directly in production. Radio
magnitude marker (RFID), for example, allows tools to be
identified and reserved contactlessly and automatically along the
value chain, expelling a need for primer scanning and ensuring the
right one is propitious to a right car. RFID record is already in
use in chair prolongation though has also done a proceed into several areas of
automobile public during Plant Munich. The intelligent labels compulsory for it are
trustworthy to tools while they are still with suppliers or in BMW Group
member production, prepared for use in assembly. They are afterwards picked
adult by line-side antennae that lane each labelled member in every
car. Digitalisation of this kind creates processes faster and more
secure, and enhances potency and peculiarity as a result.


Reverse inhalation complement cuts H2O expenditure by 6 million litres

Within a prolongation system, a emanate of sustainability is of
elemental importance, and a BMW Group has adopted a holistic
proceed to shortening CO2 emissions and minimising a use
of resources. Between 2006 and 2020, apparatus expenditure per car
assembled fell some-more than half, and CO2 emissions have
forsaken even further, by 78 percent. The aim is to reduce
CO2 emissions per automobile assembled by another 80 percent by
2030. At Plant Munich some changes have been done and a array of new
measures implemented. That’s because a plant now uses retreat inhalation to
cut freshwater consumption. The complement was integrated into production
in a open of this year and now treats H2O from a cathodic dip
– where a bottom cloak is practical to vehicles – so it can be re-used
for a same theatre of a process. The new complement is approaching to
revoke sum annual freshwater expenditure by some-more than 6 million
litres. Since 1997, BMW Group Plant Munich has been regulating groundwater
from a possess source on a plant campus. This provides adequate to cover
about half of a plant’s annual needs and creates a significant
grant towards saving profitable celebration water.


New sustainability target: 0 internal emissions from transport

With a sold concentration on shortening CO2 emissions, a BMW
Group has also announced another idea to coincide with a production
launch of a BMW i4: over a subsequent few years, internal emissions from
ride logistics during Plant Munich will gradually tumble to zero. This
will be achieved especially by creation larger use of rail ride and
battery-electric trucks. At a impulse some-more than 750 lorry deliveries
are compulsory daily for a smoothness of parts. In a destiny the
inner-city stretches of these journeys will be done by electric
trucks. In addition, a share of vehicles withdrawal plant Munich by
sight will gradually boost from a stream 50 percent. The
ultimate aim is to discharge emissions totally from transport
logistics in a Munich area, though also to move about poignant cuts
within a broader radius and from intercontinental transportation.


Peter Weber, Director of BMW Group Plant Munich: “We are good aware
that, overdue to a city plcae of a prolongation facility, we have a
special responsibility. Our plan to revoke CO2 emissions
during a home plant will have a vital impact that’s certain both for
a sourroundings and for a evident neighbourhood.”


Since final year, all a appetite sourced worldwide by a BMW Group
has been green. For prolongation of a BMW i4, for example, the
environmental certification of immature appetite were serve extended by
sourcing it directly from informal hydro-electric energy stations.
Furthermore, starting this year, a BMW Group is offsetting its
remaining (Scope 1 + 2) CO2 emissions from production.
These are caused by total feverishness and energy era and are fully
equivalent worldwide with applicable CO credits.


The mutation and destiny concentration of a home plant continue

The formation of a BMW i4 into existent prolongation structures
came during an investment of €200 million. The i4 is an important
explorer for a Neue Klasse, due for rollout in Munich and other
plants around a center of this decade, and designed quite for
electric powertrains.


The BMW Group initial announced a skeleton to ascent Plant Munich for
electromobility reduction than a year ago: new automobile public and
bodyshop comforts were to be constructed, and engine prolongation was
to immigrate to other tools of a prolongation network. Since then,
hundreds of associates have started operative during other technologies or
other facilities. By a finish of this year, four-cylinder engine
prolongation will have relocated to Hams Hall, UK, and Steyr, Austria.
The relocation of engine prolongation as a whole from Munich will reach
execution by 2024 during a latest.