BMW electric car, Leipzig plant, Megacity Vehicle
From the BMW blog, February 23, 2010.
“BMW has just confirmed our suppositions from last week: the future Megacity Vehicle will be built at the Leipzig plant. The center piece of the Project i program, Megacity Vehicle, or MCV as know internally, will debut in mid-2003 and will roll off the production line at the aforementioned plant. The lightweight carbon parts needed for the MCV will be manufactured at Landshut and then shipped for assembly in Leipzig.
The BMW Group is developing BMW Plant Leipzig to produce an electric vehicle and making additional investments in a number of facilities in Bavaria. In a joint venture with SGL Carbon, SGL Automotive Fibers GmbH & Co KG, carbon fibre fabrics will be produced in Wackersdorf and processed to CFRP components for the new vehicle at BMW Plant Landshut.
Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of BMW AG, confirmed clearly the company’s commitment to Germany as an industrial centre: “The BMW Group will build the car of the future in Leipzig with high-tech innovations from Bavaria. The main reasons behind this decision are the qualities that Germany has to offer: we have a tried and tested production network here and high levels of education and outstanding competencies at our disposal.”
*** Note ***
2003 above should be 2013