Electric drive is one of the trends in the automotive industry in recent years, and Tesla, a new auto maker, has made great progress in this regard, having introduced and mass-produced model S, Model 3 and other electric vehicles, as well as electric trucks and electric pickup trucks. Traditional carmakers, such as Volkswagen and BMW, are also making big efforts to develop electric cars, with VW planning to buy 50 billion euros of batteries to increase annual production to 3 million vehicles by 2025.
IN ITS LATEST REPORT, FOREIGN MEDIA SAID BMW’S MAIN PLANT IN MUNICH WILL CLOSE FOR SIX WEEKS THIS SUMMER TO ADJUST THE PLANT TO PREPARE FOR MASS PRODUCTION OF THE BMW I4, AN ALL-ELECTRIC VEHICLE, NEXT YEAR.
According tomedia reports, in the six weeks of closure, BMW will adjust the production line equipment, will reorganize and modify more than 1,000 robots, so that production equipment can participate in the assembly of electric vehicles.
Unlike other established automakers such as Volkswagen, which creates dedicated platforms and production lines for electric vehicles, BMW’s Munich plant’s production line will be improved to be used in both fuel,fuel, electric and plug-in hybrids.
The Munich plant is an important attempt to integrate electric cars into the production line, and BMW hopes to quickly increase production of electric vehicles when it deems it necessary, after measuring consumer demand for other powertrains for electric vehicles, a BMW spokesman said.