BMW April 2022

BMW plans to create up to 6 000 new jobs in 2022 to prepare for growing demand for its electric vehicles, the carmaker’s CEO told German daily Muenchner Merkur.

BMW is on a very good path through the transformation and has its plants prepared for e-mobility, Oliver Zipse was quoted as saying in an interview. “The automaker will increase its workforce by up to 5% in 2022,” Zipse said.

BMW has so far sold more than one million electrified vehicles – including pure electric and hybrid vehicles – and plans to reach two million sales of pure electric vehicles by 2025.

Next year, BMW plans to introduce an electric version of its luxury sedan 7 series. “It won’t be any different there,” Zipse said.

The carmaker aims for at least 50 percent of global sales to be fully electric by 2030 but has warned that a lack of charging infrastructure was a major barrier to quicker consumer uptake of electric vehicles.