BMW to get investment incentives for vehicle testing centre

Car maker BMW is set to get incentives worth 18.7 million euros to build a test centre for self-driving and electric vehicles in the Czech Republic under a memorandum approved by the Czech government on Monday.

The construction of BMW’s first vehicle testing project in Eastern Europe should create several hundred jobs. The project should include the testing of driver-assistance and braking systems.

BMW is to receive a building permit in the last quarter of 2019 and the test centre should be operational by 2022.