Jun 16, 2020 - 02:36 pm
Mini rumoured to be going cobalt-free
According to a British news site, Mini is planning the first electric model as a five-door SUV as part of the Spotlight Automotive joint venture. There is also speculation about the cell supplier and a larger SUV for the USA.
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.
Nov 24, 2019 - 12:54 pm
BMW and Great Wall JV gets plant go-ahead in China
BMW and Great Wall’s joint venture Spotlight Automotive, founded for the production of Mini electric vehicles in China, has now received regulatory approval for a joint factory. Despite the progress of the joint venture, permission to produce electric series vehicles at the plant has not yet been granted.
Aug 5, 2019 - 12:54 pm
BMW’s joint venture for Mini in China in question
The joint venture Spotlight Automotive between BMW and Great Wall for the production of Mini electric vehicles in China may be in danger of failing. The strategic and cultural boundaries may prove too great, German media reports.
Mar 27, 2019 - 03:53 pm
BMW & Great Wall to build electric Minis for China by 2021
In July 2018, BMW and Great Wall Motor signed an agreement for the production of Mini electric vehicles in China. There are now details, including the plans to build a factory in the Chinese province of Jiangsu where the first electric Minis will roll off the assembly line from 2021.