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BMW, Jaguar Land Rover team up to develop electric motors, transmissions

BMW and Jaguar Land Rover said they will save costs through shared development, production planning and joint purchasing of electric car components

Reuters 

BMW and Jaguar Land Rover on Wednesday said they will jointly develop electric motors, transmissions and power electronics, unveiling yet another industry alliance designed to lower the costs of developing electric cars. Both carmakers are under pressure to roll out zero-emission vehicles to meet stringent anti-pollution rules, but have struggled to maintain profit margins faced with the rising costs of making electric, connected and autonomous cars. "Together, we have the opportunity to cater more effectively for customer needs by shortening development time and bringing ...

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First Published: Wed, June 05 2019. 15:10 IST