May 3, 2023 - 12:15 pm
Mini Cooper Electric to reach up to 400 km range
Mini has announced the first official key data for the upcoming Cooper Electric. The fifth generation of the 3-door Mini will be available for purchase by the end of the year and is to be produced in Leipzig from November.
Mar 10, 2023 - 01:53 pm
BMW appears to keep prepping Oxford for electric Minis
BMW plans to invest up to £600 million to ready its Oxford plant for building electric Mini cars. The BBC broke the news without naming specific sources. The British government has offered BMW 75 million pounds in subsidies to keep the Cowley plant going.
Mar 8, 2023 - 11:17 am
Mini to launch two electric Mini models in 2024
Mini has revealed more details about its future electric models. The new Countryman is scheduled for launch in February 2024. In the summer of that same year, the new electric hatch, now named Cooper, will follow suit, as an EV first.
Feb 15, 2023 - 10:49 am
Mini to offer limited series Cooper Convertible EV
In the summer, the topless electric runabout was presented in the USA as a one-off, but Mini will manufacture the Cooper SE Convertible in April. However, according to the manufacturer, they will build no more than 999 electric cabrios.
Feb 9, 2023 - 09:28 am
BMW could get financial boost to build electric Mini in the UK
BMW is reportedly negotiating with the British Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to receive a 75 million pound (about 84.5 million euros) grant in order to continue production of the electric Mini at its plant in Cowley on the outskirts of Oxford.
Jul 17, 2022 - 02:07 pm
Mini presents one-off electric convertible
The BMW brand Mini has unveiled its first – and so far only – all-electric Mini Cooper SE as a convertible. As yet, this one-off electric car is not for sale, but it’s looking like there’s hope for a series model.
Jul 8, 2022 - 12:55 pm
BMW doubles EV sales globally in first half of 2022
The BMW Group sold a total of 75,891 fully electric vehicles of the BMW and Mini brands worldwide in the first half of 2022. This means that the Group more than doubled BEV sales compared to the same period last year (+110.3 per cent).
Mar 23, 2022 - 01:47 pm
Mini launches arctic testing for the three-door variant
Mini is currently testing the new generation of its three-door car with pure electric drive in Arjeplog, Sweden. Not only the driving behaviour is being tested, but the components of the electric drive system as well. Additionally, the BMW brand has announced that a concept will be presented later this year.
Mar 30, 2021 - 01:02 pm
Next Formula E safety car is a tuned Mini
The new safety car for Formula E will once again come from the BMW Group, but this time it will be purely electric. Following the BMW i8 with plug-in hybrid drive, this role will be taken over by the Mini Electric Pacesetter inspired by JCW: a special version of the new Mini Cooper SE.
Jan 27, 2021 - 01:43 pm
Mini Cooper SE freshens up
Mini is giving its 3-door, 5-door and convertible a facelift, which in the case of the 3-door also benefits the purely electric Mini Cooper SE. The drive technology remains unaffected by the refresh.
Jan 12, 2021 - 03:12 pm
German carmakers increase electric car sales
German carmakers Porsche, Audi, VW and the BMW Group, have published sales figures for 2020. Although overall sales declined, their sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids still saw a significant increase. In some cases, these now account for a double-digit share of total sales.
Nov 3, 2020 - 12:57 pm
Mini to release performance Cooper SE
Mini is currently developing a performance version of its all-electric Cooper SE. Reports in the media have the model being called Mini Electric GP. The project has been given the green light, but performance data has not yet been released.
Mar 11, 2020 - 01:40 pm
Mini Cooper SE US market launch complete
The first electric Mini, the 2020 electric Mini Cooper SE has officially arrived at US showrooms over the weekend with a suggested retail price (MSRP) of $29,900 plus an additional $850 Destination & Handling fee.
Dec 1, 2019 - 02:36 pm
BMW joint venture begins construction in China
Following the announcement that the joint venture Spotlight Automotive by BMW and Great Wall in China has received official approval for factory, BMW has now announced the official ground-breaking ceremony for the plant in Zhangjiagang in Jiangsu Province.
Oct 29, 2019 - 02:26 pm
US: Prices are out for the electric Mini Cooper SE
Already being hailed as one of the most affordable electric cars to enter the US market, the electric Mini Cooper SE is to have an MSRP of $29,900. In some places, with federal tax credits and state electric vehicle tax, the price will drop as low as $17,900.
Jul 22, 2019 - 12:04 pm
Orders open for the Mini Cooper SE across Europe
The all-electric Mini Cooper SE can now be reserved in a total of twelve European countries; These are Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
Jul 18, 2019 - 09:20 pm
Krüger succession: Oliver Zipse new BMW CEO
Oliver Zipse will take the lead at BMW on 16 August, the board just decided as much. With Harald Krüger leaving, the German carmaker will have much to do to catch up on electric mobility, fast.