AESC, has announced a new multi-year partnership with BMW Group to supply latest innovation battery cells for the global brand’s next generation electric vehicles in the United States.
To support production, AESC has committed to invest in a dedicated new 30GWh battery manufacturing plant in South Carolina which will be powered by 100 per cent net zero carbon energy. Work is currently underway by the company to finalize a suitable site close to BMW’s US vehicle production and battery assembly facilities.
As part of the agreement, AESC will supply technology-leading battery cells that result in 20 per cent more energy density, faster charging speeds and an extended range of up to 30 per cent for new electric models produced in BMW Group’s Spartanburg plant by 2030.
The new battery plant builds on an existing battery manufacture plant in Tennessee and a plant under construction in Kentucky, providing up to 70GWh capacity nationally and powering the US’ move to electric vehicles. AESC’s growing footprint in the US continues to drive technology and innovation advancement, supply chain development of EV battery production and cost-competitiveness, making electric vehicles more affordable and accessible for a mainstream US market.