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BMW Is Planning To Build New Electric Mini In China

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BMW has had great success in China, and now they’re looking to manufacture the electric Mini there. They’ve signed an agreement with Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motor to locally produce the vehicle. China’s aggressive zero-emission vehicle regulations was likely one of the factors in this move.

The battery-electric BMW Mini will enter production at their main facility in Oxford beginning next year. Powertrains were to be built in Germany and then shipped over to the UK plant for installation. Production was expected to be limited, and it looks like their focus will be in China to manufacture the electric Mini.