there Will be a MINI 100% electric derivative of the hatchback with three doors, and if the first information suggests that the model will arrive to the market in 2019, the first prototype we will be able to meet him at the Frankfurt Auto show 2017.
BMW has already planned the strategy of electrification of its range of models and un MINI 100% electric is part of the plans of the German group.
while in principle we believed that the model could take as a starting point, the MINI Rocketman concept, a prototype that has proportions closest to the classic Mini, the british brand has announced that that will not happen, because the first MINI 100% electric will be a derivative of the current hatchback of three doors.
of course when we speak of the first MINI track we do not have in mind the MINI E was launched in 2009, a translation of which were only produced 500 units, a model that functioned as a balloon test and that along with the BMW ActiveE laid the foundations of what later became the BMW i3, the first serious proposal of BMW in the field of electric vehicles.
new MINI electric shall take as the basis of the hatchback three door and will also offer a hybrid variant plug next to the model 100% electric. The car will be produced at the plant Oxford in the Uk, although the electric motors will come from the centre e-mobility that BMW has mounted on Bavaria, with many of the technologies that today are present in the BMW i3.
The MINI electric will be officially presented to the public next month, in the framework of the Frankfurt Auto show, although the model will debut virtually two weeks before. Its entry into production is scheduled torque 2019.