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23. June 2022

e-drives in Austria thanks to BMW Group: Expansion of production and development at Steyr engine plant

Production of e-drives in Steyr might be the most important milestone since groundbreaking.

From 2025 onwards, the next generation of e-drives will be created in Steyr as BMW Group Plant Steyr embarks on an electrified future. The BMW Group will put around one billion euros into competence development in this area between now and 2030. The significant improvement in capacity will absolutely ensure the Steyr plant in Upper Austria remains the BMW Group’s leading drive-train location.

“This plant has developed and manufactured combustion engines for our BMW and MINI brands for more than 40 years. One out of every two BMW Group vehicles around the world today already has a ‘heart’ built in Steyr. From 2025, we will also develop and produce the next generation of e-drives here,” explains Milan Nedeljković, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for production. “Years of experience and a wealth of drive train expertise make BMW Group Plant Steyr the ideal location for the sustainable mobility of the future,” he added at the project launch.

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