BMW will raise capacity for EV components at German plant

Europe

MUNICH — BMW will increase its capacity for producing drivetrain components for electric cars at its key Dingolfing plant, the automaker said on Thursday.

The number of employees in the division will rise to 1,400 from 600 by the end of the year and is slated to grow to 2,000 over the mid-term.

Dingolfing is BMW’s largest vehicle production site in Europe. It’s located about 85 km (50 miles) northeast of Munich.

The plant builds plug-in hybrid variants of the 5-series and 7-series models, alongside motors and batteries, according to Automotive News Europe‘s E-car and component map of Europe.

Starting 2021, the plant will also build the iNext model.

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