German carmaker BMW upgrades main plant for all-electric car production
German carmaker BMW announced on Monday to invest 400 million euros (441 million U.S. dollars) in upgrading its largest European production site to produce the all-electric BMW iNEXT.
From 2021 onwards, the factory in the southern German city of Dingolfing would produce all-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids as well as car models with combustion engines in a single production line, according to BMW.
"With our flexible production structures, we are optimally equipped to meet the most different market requirements at our facilities," said Milan Nedeljkovic, member of the board of management of BMW responsible for production.
Currently, the share of electrified vehicles produced in Dingolfing was almost 10 percent, according to BMW.
In August, production at the Dingolfing plant had been interrupted for four weeks in order to carry out various works and technical conversions.
The Dingolfing plant is one of BMW's 31 production sites worldwide. In 2018, the facility produced a total of almost 330,000 vehicles. Currently, around 18,000 employees and 800 trainees are employed in Dingolfing.