BMW Unveils New Design for Mini Electric

posted on Aug 30 2017 by Karen Liggett

BMW Unveils New Design for Mini Electric

BMW has unveiled the basic design for the full-production electric version of the next Mini car. The fully electric version of the three-door Mini will go into production at its Cowley plant in Oxford during 2019.

The new Mini Electric will be unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show next month. BMW says it will have "a powerful electric motor". However, no other technical details are available. Similarly, the concept does not contain an interior.

About 360,000 Minis are made each year, with more than 60% of them built at Oxford.

The car's drivetrain - which includes the motor, gearbox and battery pack - will be assembled in Germany and fixed to the rest of the car in the UK factory.

"The new Mini Electric concept is instantly recognisable from the front by its hexagonal radiator grille and circular headlights," says BMW.

BMW plans that electrified vehicles will account for between 15-25% of its sales by 2025.