BMW and Great Wall will build the future Mini E models in China

29 November 2019, 04:33:17

BMW and Great Wall will build the future Mini E models in ChinaToday, BMW announced that it will build the future electric Mini models in China together with Great Wall. The two companies have launched the Spotlight Automotive Limited - a joint venture which was conceived in the summer of 2018. The first phase is to build the plant, which will happen between 2020 and 2022. The plant will have a standard capacity of up to 160,000 vehicles per year, which will require around 3,000 employees after the ramp-up phase. Both partners will together invest around 650 million Euro (more than 5 billion CNY). The joint venture will not only manufacture but also develop battery-electric vehicles for the largest EV market in the world - China. The plant will be built in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, China.

Klaus Fröhlich, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Development, said at the official ceremony to mark the inauguration of Spotlight Automotive: "Today we are taking the next step in our collaboration: With the BMW Group as a pioneer in the field of electromobility and Great Wall as a major player and expert in industrialisation in the Chinese market, we are joining forces for development and production of the future electric MINI and new Great Wall models."

During the press conference following the ceremony, Dr. Nicolas Peter, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Finance, stressed the strategic importance of the cooperation with the Chinese partner: "This German-Chinese relationship underscores our commitment to China and the future of premium compact electrified vehicles. This joint venture will enable us to produce a larger number of MINI-brand-fully electric vehicles at attractive conditions for the world market. This is also an important strategic step for the MINI brand. The joint venture with Great Wall underlines the enormous importance of the Chinese market for us." Source

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