The semiconductor crisis is far from over. To warn the automotive sector is BMW who stated that the lack of chips could have important implications also in the second half of the year, a period in which the industry should have resumed its usual rhythms. The pace in the factories could remain narrow-gauge also in the coming months.
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Production was stopped at various BMW sites, either on a daily basis or on individual shifts, as explained by Milan Nedeljkovic, head of production of the German brand. As stated by the manager of the house of Elica, this year 30,000 units have already been lost, with the prospects for the rest of the year that are not the best. “The supply of semiconductors is really essential” – argued Nedeljkovic at the start of series production of the new iX electric SUV – “The outlook for the second half of the year also remains critical. Also the projections made at the beginning of the year they will be revised soon, it will be difficult to respect those targets. “
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Nedeljkovic’s statements come within days of BMW’s proclamations that it wanted to significantly increase the production of electric vehicles in the Dingolfing plant, which accounted for more than a tenth of its total production last year. The automaker said it produced more than 18,000 electric cars at the site last year, or about 8% of production, adding that the share will double to 16% in 2021.