New Electric MINI to be built in Oxford
Last month, the BMW Group announced that the new battery-electric MINI will go into production in 2019.
The fully electric car will be a variant of the brand’s core 3 door model. The new MINI’s electric drivetrain will be built at the BMW Group’s e-mobility centre in Bavaria before being integrated into the car at Plant Oxford in Cowley.
About 360,000 Minis are made each year, with more than 60% of them built at Oxford. The Cowley Plant is the main production location for the current MINI 3 door model.
Electrification is one of the central pillars of the BMW Group’s corporate strategy and the company has announced that all brands and model series can be electrified, with a full-electric or plug-in hybrid drivetrain being offered in addition to the combustion engine option. Additional electrified models will be brought to market in the coming years and beyond 2020.