Report: Bmw will build the Megacity in Leipzig

Article by Christian A., on August 26, 2010

It's apparent that BMW is intent on following through with its plan to build a "Megacity" electric vehicle, with its introduction of the Mini E and the 1-Series Active E Concept.

BMW has announced that the Megacity, also known as the car of the future, will be built in Leipzig, Germany. Norbert Reithofer, BMW's chairman, said that the BMW Group will have high-tech innovations from Bavaria. 

Reithofer said that the reason for choosing the Germany facility is that it offers a tried and tested production network and there are high levels of education and outstanding competencies available at its disposal.

Most details about the car are kept from the public but so far, it has become known that the car will use a substantial amount of carbon fiber in its structure to reduce the weight. 

BMW has actually formed a joint venture with fiber companies to weave the carbon fiber composites in Wackersdorf, Germany. It's hard not to get excited but BMW warns that its Megacity vehicle won't be available to the public until 2014 at the earliest.

The German manufacturer will continue to test its EV technologies through limited-lease programs. The 1-Series Active E will be leased to select customers similar to how testing of the Mini E was handled.

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