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BMW: Will phase out internal combustion engine production at the Munich plant by 2024-IT and Transportation-cnBeta.COM

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According to reports, BMW’s production director said at a meeting last Friday that marked the start of production of its electric model i4 that by 2024, BMW’s main plant in Munich will stop producing internal combustion engines.Production supervisor Milan Nedeljkovic said that the internal combustion engine currently produced in Munich will be produced by BMW’s plants in Austria and the UK in the future, but cars using the engine will still be assembled in the Munich plant.

However, the company said that by 2023, at least half of the cars produced in Munich will be electrified, including pure batteries or plug-in hybrids.

It is reported that the BMW i4 electric car is produced on a joint assembly line with internal combustion engine vehicles and hybrid vehicles such as BMW 3 series cars and touring cars. This change will enable BMW to invest 200 million euros (233 million US dollars) in production infrastructure.

At the same time, BMW’s Dingolfing plant is already building a similar hybrid assembly line. In addition to producing hybrid vehicles and internal combustion engine models, the plant also produces BMW iX.

Peter Weber, the head of the factory, said that when deciding the allocation of scarce chips, new models will be given priority.

In addition, in terms of material supply, Nedeljkovic added that the company currently has sufficient supply of other raw materials. It is understood that BMW has previously stated that due to the shortage of chips has been plagued by global automakers, it is expected that this year’s car production will be 70,000 to 90,000 less than this year.

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Finally, the company also promised to reduce emissions from the Munich factory’s transportation logistics to zero within the next few years, but did not give a specific date.

The company said this will be achieved by increasing the use of rail transport and battery-powered trucks to transport vehicles in and around the factory.


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