BMW and its peer Great Wall Motor said they intend to manufacture a plant in China with a limit of 160,000 vehicles for each year, and which will create BMW's electric MINI brand and Great Wall Motor models.
The 650 million euro ($716 million) plant is expected in 2022.
Automakers and providers are scrambling to meet extreme new Chinese amounts for less polluting vehicles. Those principles call for electric and battery-powered hybrid vehicles to represent a fifth of total deals by 2025.
The new joint endeavor Spotlight Automotive will be situated in Zhangjiagang close to Shanghai and will employ 3,000 staff.
Recently, Great Wall increased local administrative endorsement for the new plant.
Great Wall is China's major game utility vehicle and pick-up truck producer. It additionally manufactures Ora, a moderate battery electric vehicle brand in Baoding, the city where it is based.
BMW is following the strides of bigger companion Volkswagen, which is preparing two Chinese processing plants to fabricate electric autos one year from now, and which will have a consolidated creation limit of 600,000 vehicles.
Tesla is going for in excess of 500,000 autos a year by building another processing plant in Shanghai.