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2019 Mini Electric spied inside and out

The upcoming Mini Electric hatchback has been spied undergoing evaluation on public roads in southern Europe. The prototype features a grille element with only a small horizontal air opening, and no tailpipe...

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2019 Mini Electric teased
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2019 Mini Electric teased

Mini has released a pair of sketches showing components that will feature on the upcoming all-electric version of the Hatch, scheduled for launch in 2019. The first image (above) shows the new model's front grille, while the second (below) shows the futuristic alloy wheel design – both largely unchanged from the Mini Electric concept (bottom) shown last year...


BMW and Great Wall sign agreement to produce Mini EV in China
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BMW and Great Wall sign agreement to produce Mini EV in China

The BMW Group and Great Wall Motor have signed a joint venture agreement to produce electric vehicles for Mini in China, under the company name Spotlight Automotive Limited. Along with the upcoming electric Mini models, the joint venture will also produce EVs for Great Wall, with the facility to be located in the Chinese province of Jiangsu, north of Shanghai...


BMW iX3 to commence Chinese production in 2020
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BMW iX3 to commence Chinese production in 2020

The upcoming BMW iX3 electric SUV has been confirmed for production in China from 2020, alongside the combustion-powered version. During the company's annual general meeting this week, CEO Harald Krüger confirmed BMW will extend its partnership with regional partner Brilliance Auto...


Mini Electric: Classic Cooper gets a battery boost
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Mini Electric: Classic Cooper gets a battery boost

Are you keen on a classic Mini, but hate the idea of owning a petrol car? Meet the Mini Electric, unveiled in New York overnight. Don't get too excited, though – it's not going into production. This is just a teaser, designed to get people excited about the all-electric Mini coming in 2019...


BMW: Volume EV production not viable until 2020
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BMW: Volume EV production not viable until 2020

BMW's CEO has confirmed the company will not commit to volume production of electric vehicles (EV) until at least 2020, as he believes current technology isn't profitable enough. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News Europe, Harald Krueger, CEO for the BMW Group, said: "We wanted to wait for the fifth generation to be much more cost competitive...


Mini and electric propulsion fit like 'a hand in glove'
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Mini and electric propulsion fit like 'a hand in glove'

Mini says its existing urban and younger demographic appeal make its transition to electric propulsion a much easier task than for some other brands. Speaking to the Australian media at last week's 2017 Frankfurt motor show, Mini senior vice president Sebastian Mackensen confirmed his brand’s intentions for electrification but also admitted that it will take time, with the transitioning period particularly important to avoid disfranchising existing owners...


Mini Electric Concept revealed: Cooper EV coming in 2019
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Mini Electric Concept revealed: Cooper EV coming in 2019

The Mini Electric Concept has been unveiled ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt motor show next month, previewing the all-electric production model due in 2019...


Mini three-door electric hatch confirmed for production in 2019
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Mini three-door electric hatch confirmed for production in 2019

An electric Mini three-door hatchback will be the brand's first production electric model when manufacturing begins in 2019. The electric Mini be put together at the company's in Oxford, UK, from 2019, although the electric drivetrain will be constructed at BMW's facilities in Dingolfing and Landshut in Germany...