Automobile giant BMW will begin production of its all-electric model iNEXT in Dingoling in 2021. The company has already produced nine electrified models, including eight plug-in hybrids. The all-electric BMW i3 is made in Leipzig. In 2019, it will be joined by electric MINI, and a year later electric electric BMW X3.
Dingoling is already producing batteries and electric motors for the company’s hybrids. The BMW Group has invested over 100 million euros in equipment for the production of electrified models at the Dingolfing plant.
Several hundred workers from the plant have already been re-qualified in areas related to electrical mobility, and new positions are expected to be opened. For 2016, BMW is the third-largest manufacturer in the world of sold electrified vehicles.
Last year, the Bavarian company has made 62,000 plug-ins, of which 25,500 are all electric BMW i3. By 2025, the company expects between 15% and 25% of its sales to be made up of electrical and plug-in models