If you are like most people who pay attention to the latest news in the car industry, you might have thought that Tesla and BMW are competitors, rivals you may say. What if that was not the case, but instead these two companies are working together?
Yes, you did read that right, well, you might have already heard the rumors of a collaboration between Tesla and BMW. So far nothing is official but that does not mean this is getting people hyped about the future possibility of this collaboration.
What would this mean for Tesla and BMW? How would the vehicle turn out? Most people have the highest of expectations if this collaboration is really happening. This could be groundbreaking for the future of Tesla and BMW.
Tesla & BMW Collaboration Details
Since this is one speculation and nothing has been confirmed yet the information is limited. But here is what I was able to find the details of the possible Tesla and BMW collaboration.
Since Tesla is known for their impressive high-tech electric vehicle and BMW is known for its luxury vehicles, seeing what this collaboration could bring would take the car industry to the next level.
While it is still not confirmed there was an unofficial Tesla account that a new Tesla and BMW collaboration model was on its way. Thus unofficial Tesla accounts suggested this new vehicle would be “an alternative to the likes of the Volkswagen ID.3 and MG4.”
It was also suggested that this new vehicle would be smaller and half the price to produce than the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y. This unofficial account identity is still unknown but stated that this new vehicle will be “a car that changes everything.”
It is also reported that Tesla and BMW are considering a collaboration on the BMW batteries. With this collaboration, Tesla will share its battery technology with BMW. If this happens this will improve the range of BMW’s electric vehicles.
Remember these are all just rumors and should be taken with a large grain of salt. This is not the first time the car industry has spread these kinds of rumors.
Tesla and BMW Sharing Battery Technology
As previously mentioned there is no confirmation of this collaboration between Tesla and BMW. With that being said one of the rumors is that Tesla is sharing its battery technology with BMW.
If this rumor is true and Tesla is collaborating with BMW and sharing Tesla’s battery technology this will improve the range of BMW’s electric vehicles. This rumor also makes people wonder what would Tesla be gaining with this collaboration. If the rumors are true this could change the car industry forever.
One benefit of Tesla sharing battery technology with BMW is this will allow both companies to improve their battery performance. Tesla Batteries are known for a lot of things, like their durability and high energy density which provides the electric vehicles with a longer range.
While BMW has been working to improve the lifespan of their batteries. If these two companies share their technology this can create a battery that not only has a longer lifespan but high energy density as well.
On top of all these technology improvements, if Tesla and BMW do a collaboration, this also allows these companies to reduce their carbon footprint.
If Tesla and BMW produce a more efficient battery this will reduce the amount of energy the electric vehicle needs for power. Overall a collaboration with Tesla and BMW could produce more energy-efficient batteries at a lower cost.
Tesla Model 3 Performance vs. BMW Model Y
When thinking about a collaboration between Tesla and BMW you can’t help but to compare both vehicles. Since these two vehicles are often compared to each other they are considered to be competitors. Both companies are ahead of the game when it comes to electric vehicles. But what makes them different from one another?
The Tesla Model 3 Performance is known for its performance and compared to the BMW Model Y, Tesla comes out on top. Not only does the Tesla Model 3 Performance have a top speed of 162 mph, but it also goes from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds.
While the BMW Model Y has a top speed of 135 mph and can go 0 to 60 in 4.8 seconds. The driving range is also better on the Tesla Model 3 Performance than the BMW Model Y. This means that your Tesla Model 3 Performance is better for long-distance driving.
The Tesla Model 3 Performance has a range of 353 miles on one charge, while the BMW Model Y has a range of 326 miles on one charge.
Now where the BMW Model Y has the Tesla Model 3 Performance beat is the overall interior design of the vehicle. The BMW Model Y is more luxurious, has more space, and is more comfortable.
With its sleek look no wonder the BMW Model Y wins in this category. While the BMW Model Y has more high-quality material the Tesla Model 3 Performance has more of a minimalist interior and has fewer features.
There are a few differences between the Tesla Model 3 Performance and the BMW Model Y both having strengths and weaknesses but overall both are great electric vehicles. There is no wonder why people are expected to see this collaboration if the rumors are true. Imagine an electric vehicle with all the strengths of both companies.
Tesla Batteries & Supply Chain vs. BMW
Since Tesla has a vertically integrated supply chain, that means that Tesla has control of all the aspects of the production process.
Yes, this means Tesla control ranges from the raw materials to the finished product, this allows Tesla to ensure that every product meets the high standards and high quality that Tesla is known for.
While BMW has more of a traditional style of supply chain, BMW relies on other suppliers to provide them with raw materials. This is why Tesla comes on top when it comes to the supply chain.
When comparing the batteries of the two companies Tesla’s battery technology is superior. Tesla has invested heavily in research to provide the advanced battery technology that Tesla is known for. While BMW has been focused on creating a more sustainable energy for BMWs electric vehicles.
If these two companies combine both of their research and technology this could greatly improve electric vehicles. And with the Tesla supply chain, this could give BMW better control over the quality of their batteries.
Tesla Autopilot & Drivers-Assistance vs BMW Connectivity & Safety
The BMW’s connectivity features focus on keeping you connected to what is going on outside of the vehicle. BMW provides you with real-time traffic updates, and weather forecasts, and even allows you to remotely control certain functions of the vehicle.
While the Tesla Autopilot allows the electric vehicle to steer, brake, and accelerate on its own. This is possible due to the camera and sensors that Tesla has around the vehicle, it can even park itself and change lanes.
If you are wondering about the safety of both vehicles, know that both companies are serious and committed when it comes to the safety of their drivers.
BMW’s safety features include lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, and more. The Tesla Autopilot system is designed to detect potential hazards and prevent accidents by warning the drivers.
If the Tesla and BMW collaboration rumors are true and they create a new type of electric car this could give the vehicle both the safety features of the BMW and the Tesla autopilot system. Making this electric vehicle the first of its kind.
Tesla Collaboration With Other Companies?
If the rumors are true and Tesla is collaborating with BMW, could this mean other future collaborations with Tesla and other companies?
Tesla has been confirmed to be collaborating with Ford. Starting in 2024 Ford Motors will now be allowed to use the extensive network of Superchargers that Tesla has.
This has some car companies worried about this new collaboration between Ford and Tesla. It is also well known that for a long time, Tesla has also collaborated with Panasonic.
Since the collaboration between Tesla and BMW is so far only rumors all you can do right now is hope that these rumors are true. Even if the collaboration with BMW and Tesla is just the batteries this could be game-changing for electric vehicle batteries.
This could also be just the beginning with any future collaborations with Tesla and BMW. There is a reason why people are so excited about just some rumors.
If Tesla and BMW produce a new style of electric vehicles this can give the vehicle both expectations and strengths of both companies. If the unofficial Tesla account that posted these rumors is true then this vehicle could be a “car that changes everything.”
However, these are just rumors and for now, all you can do is sit back and wait to see if these rumors have any truth to them.