President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador confirmed this Thursday that BMW finally chose Mexico and San Luis Potosí for the installation of its new electric car assembly plant.
It was during his morning press conference that López Obrador announced that, together with Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, will visit San Luis Potosí in February to officially announce the new investment in the state.
“I will be with Marcelo Ebrard, in February, in San Luis Potosí because BMW, from Germany, decided to put its plant in Mexico. It is an investment of 800 million euros. It is very attractive for North America and Mexico”explained López Obrador.
Until now, the local executives of the BMW Group corporate have not made a statement.
The new electric car plant is planned to be installed on a property adjacent to the existing one in the municipality of Villa de Reyes. Tentatively, the installation of this new plant would generate around 800 new jobs.
It should be noted that BMW was evaluating locations for the installation of its electric car plant, so in this sense Mexico was competing with Germany, where this work was also planned.
After learning about the company’s interests, state and federal authorities developed a plan to present it directly at the automaker’s headquarters in Munich and “sell” themselves to BMW as the best option.
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