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BMW tries to combine thermal and electric in its factories


DECRYPTION - The German manufacturer has deployed the most ambitious training plan in its history to requalify its employees for the switch to electric.

BMW is orchestrating its industrial and social change, to face the electric revolution.

A changeover whose deadline of 2035 has just been confirmed in Europe


Last year, the Bavarian group (BMW, Mini, Rolls-Royce, Motorrad), which sold 2.4 million cars and 200,000 motorcycles, doubled its sales of fully electric vehicles.

It aims for these to represent 15% of its global sales in 2023, and 50% by 2030.

To increase the pace, it prepares its factories and its teams.

“Our objective is very clear,

BMW will be electric

, circular and digital,

explains Ilka Horstmeier, the group's HRD who joined the house 28 years ago


We have been anticipating this for years now.

BMW did not start the electric with the

BMW i3

, launched in 2013, but from 2005 with the components.

I was responsible for it.

Today, we are in the fifth generation of electric vehicles.”

The leader specifies 

: “Europe will want more electromobility…

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Source: lefigaro

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