Plant profile: BMW Group Plant Leipzig, Germany

BMW’s Leipzig plant has been the home of its i brand from more than half a decade. Jack Hunsley goes behind the scenes to learn more about how BMW EVs are built.

As one of the world’s most sustainable and modern car plants, it is fitting that BMW’s Leipzig plant is home to the two bookends of the automaker’s electric offerings: the i3 and the i8. Following a sizeable expansion first announced in 2010, the plant has been the home of BMW’s electrification efforts for more than half a decade now, after the automaker kicked off what it termed a new era in automotive production when it began serial production of BMW i electric vehicles (EVs) in September 2013.

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