This article highlights how BMW has not shut down its production plant in South-Carolina iN the USA.
Tesla, Hyundai, GM, Fiat Chrysler, Kia, Mercedes, Subaru, Honda, Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Mazda, and some other Automobile manufacturers have temporarily shut down their production plant in America to help against the underlying world's biggest problem right now; the Coronavirus a.k.a COVID-19 but the Bavarian Motor Werks is still producing like nothing is happening in the USA because it needs to meet up with the demand of it's newly produced line-up of cars.
South Carolina in the USA is where BMW’s Spartanburg automobile assembly plant for the X4, X5, X6, and X7 SUVs whose biggest market is the USA was built in 1992 and started operations since 1994 just to makes its international ties stronger.
The BMW X4, X5, and X6
This plant has not been exempted from coronavirus, with crowds dispersed at beaches, non-essential state employees sent home, schools and many churches closed, and college students sent home to complete the semester online.81 people in the state have tested positive for coronavirus and one person has died.
Still, with this development, BMW hasn't put out an official statement to shut down its activities temporarily instead it put out a statement saying :
In regard to closing plant Spartanburg, we continue to monitor the situation in South Carolina daily and are in close alignment with both state and local government officials. We recognize that we are in a dynamic situation and we are prepared to adjust quickly based on the daily analysis of the current environment. In parallel, we have implemented numerous measures to protect the health and safety of our employees.
A Bloomberg source said BMW will reduce its production activities from April because of the shortage of parts needed in production not because it wants to join in the fight against the wide-spreading pandemic.
It was discovered recently that the COVID-19 now has two strains so it is possible for affected workers to show no symptoms while they spread the virus to a lot of people before they get diagnosed and BMW won't even consider this new development?. The Coronavirus will reduce demand for any car at this point except the car is immune to the virus of course.
BMW is not the only Automobile producer that seems unbothered as Nigeria's very own INNOSON has released 4 new variants of vehicles into the Nigerian car market since 20/03/2020 but I noticed they took down their Instagram post about this development. I am starting to think that the rising cases of the Covid-19 virus in Nigeria in the last few days have given Innoson a re-think on the official release of this new set of vehicles.
Front view of the Innoson G80
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