The new plants are to be set up in the eastern Chinese cities of Tianjin and Qingdao.
The automaker also plans to expand production capacity at its plant in Chengdu in western China to 600,000 vehicles per year, Reuters said.
The automakers see 400 stations initially and 'thousands' on the continent by 2020.
BMW's new battery-powered model will be restyled, though its range may not top 200 miles.
With Toyota's reported breakthrough in lithium-ion battery chemistry, the automaker's strategic shift toward creating more battery-powered electric vehicle models comes into clearer focus.
World's biggest carmaker bets on SUVs, limousines and U.S. infrastructure expansion.