Electric Mini Confirmed for Production
BMW has announced that an all-electric Mini will go into production in 2019 and that it will be a variant of the brand’s core three-door hatch model.
The electric drivetrain will be built at BMW’s e-mobility centre at Dingolfing and Landshut in Bavaria before being integrated into the car at the brand’s Oxford plant in the UK.
The new, fully-electric Mini is one of a several new electric cars planned for launch by the German manufacturer. In 2018, for example, the BMW i8 Roadster will become the newest member of the BMW i family. The all-electric X3 has been announced for 2020, and the BMW iNEXT is due in 2021.
By 2025, BMW says it expects electrified vehicles to account for between 15-25% of sales.
At present, the company has committed to selling 100,000 electrified vehicles in 2017 and claims it will have a total of 200,000 electrified vehicles on the roads by the end of the year.