JAGUAR LAND ROVER & BMW COLLABORATE ON ELECTRIFICATION TECH

Jaguar Land Rover and BMW Group are joining forces to develop next generation Electric Drive Units (EDUs). 

The EDUs will be manufactured by each partner in their own production facilities. For Jaguar Land Rover this will be at its Engine Manufacturing Centre (EMC) in Wolverhampton in the U.K., which was confirmed as the home for the company’s global EDU production in January. The plant, which employs 1600 people, will be the centre of propulsion system manufacturing offering full flexibility between clean Ingenium petrol and diesel engines and electric units. The EMC will be complemented by the recently announced Battery Assembly Centre near Birmingham, in supplying electrified powertrain systems to Jaguar Land Rover’s global vehicle plants.

BMW and Jaguar say the agreement will enable both companies to take advantage of efficiencies arising from shared research and development and production planning as well as economies of scale from joint procurement across the supply chain.

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.

Source: Motor Trader E-Magazine (July 2019)

8 Jul 2019