BMW Confirms Electric Mini Plant in China
BMW AG confirms it will open a factory with partner Great Wall Motor Co. to make electric Mini-brand cars in Zhangjiagang.
The companies first announced plans for the 50:50 venture, dubbed Spotlight Automotive Ltd., early last year. The facility is expected to begin operations in 2022 with about 3,000 employees and initial capacity to build 160,000 all-electric Mini cars per year.
The two companies each are investing €650 million ($716 million) in Spotlight Automotive, which also will jointly develop new EVs. BMW also will produce all-electric Minis at the brand’s home plant in Oxford, England. Those cars will go on sale in early 2020.
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