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BMW raises electric car components capacity at Bavarian plant – Source Reuters Tech News

FILE PHOTO: A BMW electric car is seen during the E.ON annual shareholders meeting in Essen, Germany May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo

MUNICH (Reuters) – BMW will increase its capacities for producing drivetrain components for electric cars at its key Dingolfing plant, a spokesman for the luxury automaker told Reuters on Thursday.

The number of employees in the division will rise to 1,400 from 600 by the end of the year and is slated to grow to 2,000 over the mid-term, he added.

Dingolfing, located some 85 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Munich, is the group’s largest vehicle production site in Europe and produces components for most of its electric cars.

Reporting by Joern Poltz; writing by Thomas Seythal; editing by Christoph Steitz

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