It seems that there is still some way to solve the semiconductor shortage, because BMW is now warning that the shortage of chip supply has no signs of alleviating and may lead to continuous production losses. Reuters There are reports.
Milan Nedeljkovic, a member of the BMW Production Committee, said that the German automaker’s production was stopped at various locations, whether daily or in individual shifts, resulting in a production loss of about 30,000 vehicles so far this year, adding that further shortages of chips are still possible. of.
“Semiconductor supply is really critical. The outlook for the second half of the year is also critical. The initial assumption is that it will be under control soon and will be covered more or less in the first half of this year, which is difficult,” Nedeljkovic said .
At the same time, BMW plans to increase the production of electric vehicles at its Dingolfing plant.Electric vehicles accounted for more than 18,000 electric vehicles last year and 8% of Dingolfing’s production capacity. It aims to double the proportion of electric vehicles to 16% in 2022, it told ReutersAnd added that by the middle of this century, half of Dingolfing’s production capacity will be electrified.
The semiconductor supply crisis has hit BMW’s compatriots Daimler and Volkswagen. Both German automakers announced last month that they would Reduce working hours in selected European factories Due to insufficient chips.
In order to cope with the shortage of semiconductors, manufacturers have also taken steps to remove some of the higher-end functions in cars to meet the demand for cars.according to Bloomberg, Renault ceases to provide digital dashboards Treasure, And Ram has stopped including smart mirrors in 1500 range Pickup trucks.
Farther afield, Japanese manufacturer Nissan, Suzuki and Mitsubishi announce temporary suspension of production Produced in their respective factories for up to 9 days. Among them, due to the shortage of chips, Nissan’s global production will drop by 500,000.
According to a report NBC Finance Channel, The continuous increase in raw material prices makes the problem more complicated. In May of this year, TSMC Chairman Mark Liu told CBS that the semiconductor company can only meet the minimum requirements of automotive customers by June. In addition, Jaguar Land Rover temporarily stopped its operations at Bromwich Castle and Haywood. manufacture.