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BMW Group to build destiny MINI E vehicles in China with Great Wall Motor

Zhangjiagang/Munich. The BMW Group and Great Wall
Motor are pushing e‑mobility brazen by building a corner plant in
China, where a BMW Group will furnish destiny fully-electric models
of a MINI brand. High-level member of a internal Chinese
government, Great Wall Motor and a BMW Group currently announced the
launch of a new corner venture, Spotlight Automotive Limited. The
plant will have a customary ability of adult to 160,000 vehicles per
year, that will need around 3,000 employees after a ramp-up
phase. Both partners will together deposit around 650 million Euro
(more than 5 billion CNY). The construction proviso is designed for
2020 to 2022.


The eventuality took place in a city of Zhangjiagang in China’s Jiangsu
Province, a plcae of a new automotive plant. Today’s official
coronation outlines a subsequent miracle in a attribute between
Great Wall Motor and a BMW Group. In summer 2018, a 50:50 joint
try agreement was sealed in Berlin in a participation of Chinese
Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


As good as production, a innovative corner try indication also
includes corner growth of battery-electric vehicles in a world’s
largest marketplace for electromobility. The corner try envisages
prolongation of destiny electric MINI vehicles, as good as several models
and brands for Great Wall Motor. Following a launch of a brand-new
first-generation fully-electric MINI*, that will be built during Oxford
and come to marketplace in a initial entertain of 2020, this is another
critical step towards a MINI brand’s electrified future. MINI Plant
Oxford, that recently built a 10 millionth automobile given a brand’s
launch in 1959, will sojourn a heart and home of MINI manufacturing,
while a Spotlight Automotive corner try will yield additional
ability and flexibility.


Klaus Fröhlich, member of a Board of Management of BMW AG,
obliged for Development, pronounced during a central rite to symbol the
coronation of Spotlight Automotive: “Today we are holding a next
step in a collaboration: With a BMW Group as a colonize in the
margin of electromobility and Great Wall as a vital actor and expert
in automation in a Chinese market, we are fasten army for
growth and prolongation of a destiny electric MINI and new Great
Wall models.”


During a press discussion following a ceremony, Dr. Nicolas
Peter, member of a Board of Management of BMW AG, obliged for
Finance, stressed a vital significance of a team-work with the
Chinese partner: “This German-Chinese attribute underscores
a joining to China and a destiny of reward compress electrified
vehicles. This corner try will capacitate us to furnish a incomparable number
of MINI-brand-fully electric vehicles during appealing conditions for the
universe market. This is also an critical vital step for a MINI
brand. The corner try with Great Wall underlines a enormous
significance of a Chinese marketplace for us.”


Zhangjiagang was selected as a plcae of a Spotlight plant
since of a plain retailer network, learned workforce and good
infrastructure. Jiangsu is also one of a heading provinces for
finance, preparation and technology.


The BMW Group is resolutely committed to stability a successful
team-work with determined sales structures and channels in China.
The corner try will not be formulating an additional sales
organization in China for destiny electric vehicles. Every joint
try partner will use their possess sales channel for their specific brands.


In new years, BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) has turn a
cornerstone of a BMW Group’s success in a largest market. The BMW
Group’s enlargement plan with a new corner try could therefore
accelerate growth of a MINI code significantly.


BMW Group is a colonize in electric mobility


As a colonize in e-mobility, a BMW Group is already a leading
retailer of electrified vehicles. By a finish of 2021, a association aims
to have some-more than one million fully-electric vehicles and plug-in
variety on a roads worldwide.


At that point, a BMW Group will offer 5 fully-electric
prolongation vehicles. Alongside a BMW i3, that saw direct increase
by approximately 20% so distant this year, prolongation of the
fully-electric MINI* will also start during a Oxford plant (UK) this
month. Over 78,000 business have so distant voiced a penetrating seductiveness in
a MINI ELECTRIC*. In 2020, prolongation of a fully-electric BMW iX3
will start during a Shenyang plant (China), followed in 2021 by the
BMW iNEXT, that will be built during a Dingolfing plant (Germany). The
BMW i4 is also due to go into array prolongation during a Munich plant in
2021. By 2023, a association will already offer 25 electrified models –
some-more than half of that will be entirely electric. Flexible vehicle
architectures, that concede a indication to be driven entirely electrically, as
a plug-in hybrid or with a explosion engine, form a basement for this,
as good as a rarely stretchable prolongation system.


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