Britain (well, India) and Germany working hand-in-hand on electric vehicle drive units. If that's not enough to warm your heart, what is?
Jaguar Land Rover will team up with BMW to develop 'next-generation Electric Drive Units', as both brands look for a more efficient way to electrify their ranges going forward.
The agreement is designed to make research and development into the electric space more cost-effective, and to improve economies of scale by having both companies buy from the same suppliers.
The basic 'Electric Drive Unit' (EDU) will be engineered by a joint BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover engineering team, with "both partners developing the systems to deliver the specific characteristics required for their respective range of products".
Once development is done, the EDUs will be manufactured by the two partners at their respective factories. Jaguar Land Rover plans to use its Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton, while BMW hasn't confirmed where it'll assemble the components.
“We’ve proven we can build world beating electric cars but now we need to scale the technology to support the next generation of Jaguar and Land Rover products," said Nick Rogers, Jaguar Land Rover engineering director.
"It was clear from discussions with BMW Group that both companies’ requirements for next generation EDUs to support this transition have significant overlap making for a mutually beneficial collaboration."