BMW adds Electric Vehicle Battery Capacity in Germany


After releasing plans to increase electric vehicle and battery production in the United States, BMW has announced that it would also add a new battery assembly line and new cell varnishing lines at BMW’s plant in Germany. The automobile company says the batteries will be used for its fully electric Mini Countryman.

According to a report, BMW is moving the production of its fully electric Mini models from the United Kingdom to Germany and China to streamline production. BMW is also planning to announce the addition of more battery production capacity ahead of several highly anticipated Mini electric vehicle launches.

The fully electric BMW Mini Countryman is expected to be launched in 2023, and it will also be manufactured at the company’s Leipzig plant. In addition, the BMW Mini Aceman is expected to launch in 2024, which is the first fully-electric Mini crossover sport activity vehicle (SAV) the company.

Recently, BMW announced that it will invest 1.7 billion dollars to build electric vehicles (EVs) in the United States. This investment includes 1 billion dollars to prepare for manufacturing electric vehicles at the existing manufacturing facility of BMW in South Carolina, and the remaining 700 million dollars will be used to build a new battery assembly plant.


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