27 Nov '13, 1pm

BMW could revive all-electric Mini

BMW could revive all-electric Mini

spent years evolving the all-electric powertrain it introduced in the Mini E back in 2008. The first big change was when the original Mini E was cancelled and the ActiveE was introduced in 2011. Then we have the quantum leap into the i3 . If a report over on BMW Blog is correct, we might one day go full circle back to an electric Mini . "Electrification fits perfectly with the brand" - Mini brand manager Peter Schwarzbauer BMW Blog talked to Mini brand manager Peter Schwarzbauer about the possibility of a new electric Mini and he said, "It fits perfectly with the brand, and I am convinced that we will offer a suitable solution." One reason an electrifying Mini makes sense is because the new third-gen model will be built on the UKL1 platform. This platform is going to be able to handle a variety of powertrains, including "various" hybrid configurations, BMW Blog says, addin...

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