BMW expands EV production to Austrian factory

BMW expands EV production to Austrian factory

BMW Group increases EV production at Steyr factory. (Photo: BMW Group)
BMW Group will produce the next generation of EV at its Austrian factory in Steyr, where some 600,000 electric vehicles will be produced annually. That makes the German car manufacturer famous.

To facilitate this, BMW is investing one billion euros between now and 2030. So Steyr should be the most important production area for EVs for the manufacturer. The factory has been producing BMW and Mini combustion engines for over 40 years. BMW CEO Oliver Zipse previously said he does not believe in ‘EV Only future’ and expects 20% of BMW sales to be electric by 2023.


The goal is to develop all the basic components of EVs on the Austrian production site. The factory will be replaced and the floor space will be expanded to 60,000 square meters, with a modern production hall and two assembly lines.

BMW expects that half of the 4,400 factory workers will be working on EVs by 2030. In addition to Steyr, BMW is also producing EVs at its Dingolfing factory. The contract with VDL Nedcar expires in 2023.