BMW Group has announced it will produce an all-electric MINI as it continues its commitment to battery powered vehicles.
In a statement yesterday the group said electrification of its products was ‘one of the central pillars’ to its corporate strategy and now one of the world’s most-loved cars will be available as a plug-in.
The new MINI will be a variant of the brand’s core 3-door Hatch model and go into production in 2019 and is one of many new electric vehicles set to hit the market in the next 10 years. To find out more about EV owners, check out this guide.
The battery electric MINI’s electric drivetrain will be built at the BMW Group’s e-mobility centre at Plants Dingolfing and Landshut in Bavaria before being integrated into the car at Plant Oxford, which is the main production location for the MINI 3-door Hatch (shown in the image above).
Oliver Zipse, BMW AG Management Board member for Production, said: “BMW Group Plants Dingolfing and Landshut play a leading role within our global production network as the company’s global competence centre for electric mobility. Our adaptable production system is innovative and able to react rapidly to changing customer demand. If required, we can increase production of electric drivetrain motor components quickly and efficiently, in line with market developments.”
“If required, we can increase production of electric drivetrain motor components quickly and efficiently, in line with market developments.”
In 2018, the BMW i8 Roadster will become the newest member of the BMW i family. The all-electric BMW X3 has been announced for 2020, and the BMW iNEXT is due in 2021.
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