BMW has named a partner for the construction of an electric car factory in China

BMW has named a partner for the construction of an electric car factory in China

December 3, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The main products of the joint venture between BMW and Great Wall will be the Mini Cooper SE. However, it is also planned to produce new models that partners will develop together. Production capacity – 160,000 cars per year.

BMW will build an electric car factory in China with a value of € 650,000, which will assemble up to 160,000 cars a year. The local Wall Great company became a partner of the concern. A joint venture called Spotlight Automotive Limited will be located in Zhangjiang, Jiangsu Province.

According to Electrek, Mini Cooper SE electric cars will be assembled at the factory. This is the first all-electric BMW model since 2013. It was presented to the public last summer, since then it received more than 45,000 pre-orders.

BMW expects China to become one of the main markets for the Electric Mini Cooper.

In addition, the factory will produce new models that BMW will develop together with Great Wall. Production launch is scheduled for 2022.

In 2021, another electric car from BMW will appear on sale – the BMW i4. A model with a capacity of 530 horsepower and with a range of up to 600 km should give a battle to Tesla.