BMW likely to build electrified cars in Mexico
The BMW plant in Mexico will be able to manufacture electrified vehicles to contribute to the company goal of increasing the global production of such vehicles to half a million units in the short term.
According to the state-owned news outlet Notimex, Oliver Zipse, BMW board member responsible for production, announced in recent days that the plant in San Luis Potosi, which is in the final phase of construction, will have a “flexible” production line.
“Although it is planned to manufacture internal combustion vehicles, when the markets request it, it is possible to manufacture electrified units. The production of fully electrified cars is not available at the moment, but it would be possible to do so,” Zipse said.
The plant in Mexico will start producing the 3 Series Sedan in April 2019, the executive revealed during the Annual Results World Conference of BMW AG.