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.
Apr 25, 2023 - 02:55 pm
Mini rumoured to be considering building EVs in Mexico
Mini is considering building electric cars in North America in the future to gain access to US subsidies. According to a media report, an electric crossover from Mini could go into production at BMW’s Mexican plant in San Luis Potosi in the second half of the decade.
Apr 11, 2023 - 02:02 pm
BMW Group sells 11 per cent BEV vehicles in Q1 of 2023
The BMW Group sold 64,647 fully electric vehicles from the BMW and Mini brands in the first three months of the year. This represents a growth rate of 83 per cent compared to the first quarter of 2022. If plug-in hybrids are included, sales grew by 23 per cent.
Apr 5, 2023 - 12:26 pm
Mini Countryman to arrive with two drive variants
BMW has officially published key data on the new generation of the Mini Countryman, which will also come with a purely electric drive. For the first time, an electric car of the Mini brand will also have an all-wheel drive.
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.
Mar 1, 2023 - 12:05 pm
Leipzig BMW plant prepares to produce the Mini
At the end of this year, the electric Mini Countryman is scheduled to roll off the production line at the BMW plant in Leipzig. According to the car manufacturer, preparations there are in full swing. The production of components is also being expanded at the plant.
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.
Jan 10, 2023 - 11:16 am
BMW delivered over 200,000 electric cars in 2022
In 2022, the BMW Group sold a total of 215,755 fully electric vehicles from the BMW and Mini brands, more than twice as many as in 2021. The Group was also able to hand over the 500,000th fully electric vehicle to customers by the end of 2022.
Nov 10, 2022 - 11:48 am
BMW considers manufacturing EVs in Oxford
BMW will apparently continue to have electric cars produced in England for the Mini brand and will convert the plant in Oxford for this purpose – or is at least considering it. According to a media report, the board of directors wants to make a decision to this effect before the end of the year.
Oct 17, 2022 - 12:22 pm
BMW will cease electric Mini production at Cowley, UK
Mini will stop producing electric cars in England in 2023 and move them to China, British media reports. BMW makes around 40,000 electric Minis a year at its plant in Cowley on the outskirts of Oxford. Production is due to cease there next year despite the company’s far-reaching EV plans.
Aug 3, 2022 - 12:41 pm
Mini rumoured to be considering cooperation with Canoo
According to a media report, Canoo could produce the electric Mini Urbanaut concept in series in the USA from 2025. Mini is looking for a technical basis and a production site. If found, the series Urbanaut could complement the Mini range as an electric van. But question marks remain.
Jul 27, 2022 - 12:38 pm
Mini presents electric crossover concept ‘Aceman’
Mini has shown a battery-electric crossover called Aceman to preview a new concept for the premium small car segment. Exact data on the vehicle or drive are scarce – the Mini Concept Aceman is a pure design study which Mini considers a harbinger of new interiors and materials.
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).
Apr 7, 2022 - 12:00 pm
BMW doubles EV sales over the first quarter of 2022
The BMW Group increased global sales of all-electric BMW and Mini vehicles by 149.2% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022. A total of 35,289 all-electric BMWs and Mini were delivered to customers between January and March.
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 1, 2022 - 02:56 pm
War in Ukraine halts electric car supply chains
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has a devastating impact on the local population and is also affecting global supply chains. Missing parts are bringing assembly lines in Germany, the UK and the Czech Republic to a standstill.
Jan 25, 2022 - 12:33 pm
Mini starts retrofitting classic Mini models
The BMW brand Mini is now offering owners of the classic Mini a factory conversion to an all-electric drive. As part of the Mini Recharged project developed by a team at the Mini plant in Oxford, the classic Mini can be equipped with an electric drive system on request.
Nov 3, 2021 - 11:42 am
Mini to make its last combustion engine in 2025
The BMW brand Mini has presented its strategy for the future. This reaffirms the previously announced goal of the BMW Group to have exclusively purely electrically powered models in the Mini range by the beginning of the 2030s. Now Mini is detailing just how it intends to achieve this goal.
Jun 8, 2021 - 11:29 pm
Share Now sees 11,000 electric-driven trips per day
Car-sharing provider Share Now has provided insights into statistics on the use of electric vehicles in its European car-sharing fleet. The company now operates 2,900 BMW, Mini, Smart and Fiat electric cars at four all-electric and four partially electric locations.