BMW will build a Mini 100% electric

Avto 27 July, 2017
  • Frédéric Mercier

    Wednesday, 26 July, 2017 15:21

    Wednesday, 26 July, 2017 15:21

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    As of 2019, an alternative fully-electric of the Mini brand will add to the range of the manufacturer.

    BMW, owner of the Mini brand, made the announcement during the presentation of its strategy of electrification. Like the other models of the brand, this new electric Mini three-door will be built in Oxford, England. Its electric motor will, however, be built in Germany, then sent to Oxford to be installed in the rest of the vehicle.

    BMW has not given details as to the power of this upcoming model, and its electrical autonomy.

    It will be the first fully electric vehicle for the automaker to british origins. Mini has also just done his entrance in the world of vehicle batteries with the Countryman S All4, a vehicle powered plug-in hybrid able to travel twenty miles without gasoline.

    Mini Countryman S All4


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    By 2025, BMW estimates that 15% to 25% of its global sales will be composed of electric vehicles or plug-in hybrid.


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    In this regard, the bavarian manufacturer intends to do everything to provide a wide range of choice to consumers. Over the next few years, BMW has committed to propose an electric model of each of its models.

    Already, several variants of traditional models in essence offer versions plug-in hybrid. This is the case for the Sérire 3, Series 5 and Series 7, but it is also for the X5, a model whose sales have seen very strong growth in 2016.

    With the i3, launched in 2013, BMW has also its place in the niche rather limited all-electric vehicles. In 2019, it will be the turn of Mini to make the jump.