23 Feb '18, 9pm

BMW to Build an Electric MINI in China

BMW to Build an Electric MINI in China

BMW has announced plans to built an electric version of the MINI in its biggest market, China. Signing a letter of intent with China-based Great Wall Motor, the plan is to jointly contribute towards development, overseeing the creation of a MINI assembly plant in the region. The electric MINI would be based on a new platform separate from its Britain-based hybrid MINI, with a production timeline by 2022. “Next steps will be to agree on the details of a possible joint venture and cooperation agreement and clarify aspects such as the choice of production location and concrete investments,” said BMW in a statement. ALSO SEE: BMW’s Tesla Model 3 Competitor to Have Solid State Battery, 435-mile Range This is not the first Chinese partnership by BMW. In May 2003, BMW entered into a joint venture with Shenyang-China based Brilliance China Automotive Holdings to advance production...

Full article: http://www.hybridcars.com/bmw-build-electric-mini-china/

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