Producing electric cars seems to be the ongoing focus for established automakers, and the spotlight is on Mini this time around. BMW Group has announced that the very first fully electric Mini will be a three-door hatch variant and production will start in 2019. Customers can select a traditional combustion engine version, a plug-in hybrid, or a battery electric one for the same car.
The electric drivetrain of the new e-car will be built at BMW Group’s e-mobility facility in Bavaria, Germany while the car will be assembled at Mini’s Plant Oxford in England, which is the main production hub for Mini three-door hatch model.
The Group also announced that going forward all brands and models series can be electrified either with a full-electric or plug-in hybrid drivetrain in addition to the combustion version, while all new vehicle architecture will support fully electric options beyond 2020.