Mar 9, 2023

BMW invests in Oxford plant as plans more electric Minis

The money is expected to be used to prepare the plant for a future building electric models. The government has offered support worth £75m to BMW. The first generation of electric Minis was launched at the Cowley plant in 2019. The company announced production of most of its electric cars would move to China, to be built by a joint venture between BMW and Great Wall Motor. At the time, BMW suggested that building both conventionally fuelled and electric cars in the same factory was inefficient. A similar level of government funding is also going towards the construction of a gigafactory next door to Nissan's plant in Sunderland - where the electric Leaf is built.

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