The forthcoming BMW Megacity vehicle, a zero-emissions electric city car, will be built at BMW’s Leipzig plant in Germany.
The new car will be launched in the next three years, and will be badged as what BMW calls “ a sub-brand of BMW”. Recent speculation has suggested it will be a Mini.
BMW has formed a joint venture with carbonfibre producer SGL to make carbonfibre-reinforced plastics for the car’s panels at its plant in Landshut.
The firm’s Leipzig plant produces the 1-series and the X1. BMW recently showed an electric 1-series at the Detroit motor show to demonstrate its thinking on electric drivetrains, although it’s not certain if the production Megacity car will share any components with the 1-series.