The foundation stone has been laid for the BMW Group’s new plant in Debrecen in Hungary. The new facility comes after an investment of more than EUR 1 billion and will launch series production of the fully electric Neue Klasse in 2025. The new plant in Hungary will play a key role in the transformation to electric mobility for both the BMW Group and its production networkThe BMW Group is establishing a full vehicle plant in Debrecen, with a press shop, body shop, paint shop and assembly. Built on a plot of more than 400 hectares to the northwest of the Hungarian city, it will have a capacity of about 150,000 units a year. It comes at an investment of more than €1 billion and will launch production purely of electric vehicles in 2025. Debrecen will manufacture the founding member of the Neue Klasse, which will be based on the cluster architecture developed specially for fully electric vehicles.Plant Debrecen will use numerous digitalisation tools as well. Artificial intelligence applications will support quality assurance in a range of ways and optimise processes in smart and predictive maintenance. The spectrum of digital applications will also include edge computing, data analytics, 5G location technologies and autonomous smart logistics systems with AI functions.