BMW is reworking its vegetation because it prepares so as to add electrical automobiles to all of its segments within the coming years.
This consists of investing 400 million euros (roughly $437 million) in a brand new automobile plant on the automaker’s principal manufacturing website in Munich, Germany.
To make means for the brand new plant, which is anticipated to construct a few of BMW’s Neue Klasse EVs, an present plant the place the automaker constructed 4-, 6-, 8-, and 12-cylinder engines over the previous six a long time shall be eliminated.
The plant is the only location for BMW engine manufacturing in Germany, and it constructed its final engine, a V-8, earlier this month. The information was first reported on Nov. 10 by native outlet BR24.
BMW is not giving up on the internal-combustion engine simply but. The automaker is continuous to construct engines at vegetation in Austria and the UK. BMW has been relocating tools and tooling for engine manufacturing out of Germany since 2020.
Whereas BMW now not builds engines in Germany, manufacturing capability for EV parts, including motors and batteries, is being added. BMW already builds electrical powertrains and battery packs in Dingolfing, Germany, and is continuous to develop capability on the website.
Crops within the German cities of Leipzig and Regensburg have additionally been upgraded to deal with manufacturing of EV parts lately, and the engine plant in Austria has additionally been ready for manufacturing of EV parts.