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BMW Is Planning To Build New Electric Mini In China

By Brian Spaen

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.

“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,” the company noted in their press release.