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BMW to move production of IC engines to England, Austria

BMW has announced that it will move the manufacturing of internal combustion engines to UK and Austria in the coming years. Production of eight and twelve cylinder engines will be shifted from Munich to Hams Hall, England, while other engines will be made in Steyr, Austria.

This announcement comes as the manufacturer plans to retool its manufacturing facilities in Germany to produce electric vehicles and components. The company’s Munich factory will be retooled with an investment of 400 million Euros until 2026. BMW has also said that by the end of 2022, all its German factories will produce at least one fully electric car.

BMW will build the i4 electric car at its factory in Munich, electric versions of the 5-Series and 7-Series in Dingolfing and an electric version of the X1 in Regensburg. The company plans to use its Leipzig factory to build the Mini Countryman and is preparing its Regensburg and Leipzig factories to produce battery modules.

Germany is attempting to promote low emission cars and has unveiled a scheme of 3 billion Euros for it. Britain on the other hand, plans to ban sales of cars with internal combustion engines from 2030.

 

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