New Electric MINI to be built in Oxford

New Electric MINI to be built in Oxford

Posted on 9th August 2017

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.

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