This was announced today during the BMW Group’s Annual Conference.
In the company’s annual meeting, BMW’s chairman Oliver Zipse announced that the “Mini’s last combustion engine vehicle will be released in 2025 as the company prepares Mini to become the company’s first all-electric brand.”
By 2027, fully electric vehicles will account for at least 50 percent of all MINI deliveries to customers. By the early 2030s, the entire MINI range will be fully electric, while still remaining a global brand with a footprint in every region of the world.
The fully electric MINI SE is currently being manufactured at the Oxford plant. The successor to the MINI Countryman will be built at the Leipzig plant from 2023. The new MINI crossover model will be produced there in both combustion engine and fully electric versions.
Based on a new vehicle architecture developed for all-electric mobility right from the outset, MINI BEVs will also be produced in China in collaboration with the local manufacturer Great Wall Motor from 2023 onwards.