Jaguar Land Rover and BMW are joining forces to develop next generation Electric Drive Units (EDUs) in a move that will support the advancement of electrification technologies.

Nick Rogers, Jaguar Land Rover Engineering Director said: "The transition to an autonomous, connected, electric and shared future represents the greatest technological shift in the automotive industry in a generation. The pace of change and consumer interest in electrified vehicles is gathering real momentum and it's essential we work across industry to advance the technologies required to deliver this exciting future.”

The agreement will enable both companies to take advantage of efficiencies arising from share research, 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 experts will engineer the EDUs with both partners developing the systems to deliver the specific characteristics required for their respective range of products.

The EDUs will be manufactured by each partner in their own production facilities.

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