Construction in Leipzig has already begun and will end in mid-2013. Then the production will start. In fact, the new plant will be an extension to the premises where the BMW 1 Series is already being assembled. It is still unknown how many electric cars will be produced, but there are already suggestions that it will be tens of thousands of cars a year. The company has already invested 400 million euros.
Thus bmw added to the list of manufacturers whose plans include mass production of electric vehicles. This has been reported before General Motors и Nissan. However, the Bavarian company has one major advantage - cars bmw are acquired mainly by wealthy people who are more willing to go for such experiments and are not afraid of such radical changes. Many of them will purchase an electric car as a second car for traveling around the city.
bmw has not yet presented a single prototype of its electric car. We only know that it will be a small car, ideal for use in a metropolis. It is expected that more detailed information will become available only in a few months.