BMW to set up its auto part manufacturing unit in Punjab
Automaker BMW has agreed to set up its auto part manufacturing unit in Punjab, as per a state government release. The decision was taken during the visit of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann at BMW headquarters in Germany. This will be the second unit of the company in India as one such unit was already operational in Chennai.
The minister also invited BMW to collaborate with the state government in the e-mobility sector. He said that e-mobility is a major sector of focus for the auto giant, which targets 50% of its global sales to consist of fully electric vehicles by 2030. He added that Punjab's EV Policy is expected to usher in a new era for the e-mobility sector in the state.
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