BMW GROUP ENGINEERING AND EMISSION TEST CENTER.
More than 50 employees work in BMW Group Engineering and Emission Test Center – a state of the art 78,000 sq. ft. building that opened in 2000. The Center is located in Oxnard and just a 90 minute drive from L.A.
This beautiful city offers a number of stunning coastlines and tranquil beaches just 90 minutes’ drive away from Los Angeles. Oxnard is also one of the U.S.’s wealthiest cities and one of the country’s safest places to live in.
Life in Oxnard.
California’s Oxnard, situated on the seashore, is home to more than 200,000 people and is one of America’s wealthiest areas. Small in size, but big on quality of life: the area’s Mediterranean climate of mild winters and hot, dry summers make it easy to take advantage of its 20 miles of coastline, which encompasses beaches like Hollywood Beach, Mandalay State Beach and Silver Strand Beach and make it a hotspot for surfing.
You’ll be sure to enjoy culinary life in Oxnard, where a third of California’s strawberries are grown and which hosts the annual California Strawberry Festival, where over 1.5 million strawberries are eaten as strawberry nachos, pizza, sundaes and funnel cake.
Tech-enthusiasts will find inspiration nearby, since Silicon Valley is just half a day’s drive away from Oxnard. Just south of the city, the world’s entertainment capital, LA, is accessible in just 90 minutes by car. Located between two of the world’s most famous places, Oxnard was rated in the US’s top 20 safest cities which makes it a desired spot to raise a family.
About BMW Group Engineering and Emission Test Center.
The BMW Group Engineering and Emission Test Centre (EETC) has been based in Oxnard, one of three California-based BMW centers, since February 2000.
Located on an 11-acre site, this 78,000 sq. ft. single story building includes engineering offices, 34 workspaces for vehicle testing as well as a state-of-the-art emission laboratory. As a part of the group’s Research and Development Department, the Center’s primary assignment is the functional and endurance testing of whole vehicles and vehicle systems under typical US-, and extreme environmental conditions (Heat and Cold). Approximately 60 employees, most of whom are engineers or technicians, work in the Oxnard EETC, which is the inspection point for the BMW, MINI and Royce Rolls vehicles that arrive from England and Germany.
From 2006 until 2009 the BMW Group operated a fleet of Hydrogen 7’ vehicles, Electric Mini and Active E-vehicles for testing and demonstration purposes out of Oxnard. In 2011 the EETC opened a satellite test operation site located at BMW of North America’s Headquarter in New Jersey, in order to cover both of BMW’s main US markets. Today, the EETC is an integral part of BMW’s leading role in cutting-edge technology for future vehicle concepts as well as electrical and hybrid propulsion systems.