17th December 2017

BMW Group announces construction of new proving ground in the Czech Republic

BMW Group: Company’s first development location in Eastern Europe. Testing of ground-breaking technologies, such as electrification, digitalisation and automated driving. Investment in three-digit-million € range. Several hundred new jobs. Commissioning of 500-hectare area planned for early next decade.

Munich/Prague. Representatives of the BMW Group, the Czech government and the Karlovary Vary region announced construction of a new proving ground in Prague. The roughly 500-hectare property will be developed in Sokolov in the Karlovary Vary region, close to the German border town of Waldsassen and about two-and-a-half hours’ drive from the BMW Group’s main development site, the Research and Development Centre (FIZ), in Munich. The new BMW Group proving ground, which will create several hundred jobs, is slated to go into operation early in the next decade. Total investment will be in the three-digit million-euro range.

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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic