The British manufacturer will sell only electric cars in 2030. The latest new model with the thermal engine will be launched in 2025
After Alpine, Jaguar, Ford in Europe, Volvo, it’s Mini’s turn to go 100% electric. During the presentation of its 2020 financial results on Wednesday, the BMW Group, owner of the British brand, unveiled this new strategy. The last new model equipped with a heat engine will be released in 2025 and from that date, any new Mini will be electric.
Mini is expected to play a pioneering role in the future because the urban brand is ideal for electric mobility, the group’s press release reads. By 2027, fully electric vehicles will account for at least 50% of all Mini deliveries to customers. At the start of the 2030s, the entire Mini range will be fully electric ”.
An electric Countryman
Mini already offers the Mini Cooper SE, an electric version of its iconic model. In 2023, the brand will offer a second model, the Countryman, in a 100% electric version. The latter will also have a thermal version and will be manufactured in Germany, in Leipzig. The Mini Cooper SE is manufactured in Oxford, Great Britain. Mini will also produce electric vehicles in China.
Beyond Mini, it’s all BMW that is accelerating its electric strategy. The Bavarian brand has been one of the pioneers of zero-emission mobility since 2013 and the release of the compact i3.
Starting this year, BMW will be launching two new models, the i4, a large sedan and the iX, a model with a real-false crossover look that is to embody BMW’s all-new generation of electric vehicles. An electric 5 Series and X1 will follow. In total, BMW expects to have put 2 million electric vehicles on the road by 2025.