BMW collaborates with Rimac for next-generation EV batteries

BMW collaborates with Rimac for next-generation EV batteries

ABU DHABI: The Rimac Group, based in Zagreb, Croatia is known for its 800-volt high-performance electric vehicle architecture, enabling rapid charging and efficient EV operation. Following partnerships with Hyundai and Porsche, Rimac has announced a new partnership with BMW.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Why have Rimac Technology and BMW collaborated?

    Rimac Technology and BMW have collaborated for future vehicle projects to develop high-voltage battery solutions.
  • What track record does Rimac hold and what importance does its collaboration with BMW have?

    Rimac holds the track record for manufacturing the Nevera, the fastest-accelerating road-legal car. The partnership with BMW is Rimac’s most ambitious and largest project yet, adding to its outstanding portfolio of endeavours.
  • BMW collaborates with Rimac for next-generation EV batteries

    Rimac Technology and BMW have collaborated for future vehicle projects to develop high-voltage battery solutions. Currently BMW sources EV batteries from five different locations in the world and is expanding with new facilities in Mexico, China, Hungary, and the US for high-performance batteries. Additionally, in Germany, a new assembly plant has been established to produce batteries for the EVs of BMW in Regensburg, Munich, and Dingolfing. Starting in 2025 these batteries will be utilized in the Neue Klasse EV range.

    BMW collaborates with Rimac for next-generation EV batteries

    The partnership between BMW and Rimac is quite intriguing. Rimac holds the track record for manufacturing the Nevera, the fastest-accelerating road-legal car, which aligns with the potential entry of BMW into electric hypercars. As per Rimac, this partnership with BMW is their most ambitious and largest project yet, adding to their outstanding portfolio of endeavours. This collaboration signifies new advancements in the automotive industry.

    Rimac has gained lots of attention as a supercar builder. In 2022 it began producing the Nevera, Concept_One’s successor. In 2021 it merged with Bugatti and formed Bugatti Rimac, a joint venture of the Porsche and parent Rimac Group. But Rimac also supplies electric powertrain components, including the Koenigsegg Regera plug-in hybrid supercar’s key components. Hyundai also partnered with Rimac, although later they parted ways.

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