More electric vehicles are on Mini’s horizon as the iconic company has announced plans to expand its portfolio of EVs in the future.
A 3-Door Hatch, a new crossover model in the small-car segment and a compact crossover model will all be offered as fully electric options very soon.
Currently the brand produces the Mini Electric at a starting price of £24,900, which is powered by a 32-kWh battery that has a WLTP electric range of 145 miles. The automaker also produces the Countryman Plug-in Hybrid and will soon offer another fully electric crossover.
Mini, which is owned by the BMW Group, will follow in the footsteps of the German parent company and add the electric option to its internal combustion engines models, according to Bernd Körber, Head of Mini.
“We are pursuing the Power of Choice approach followed by the BMW Group through our broad range of advanced petrol and diesel engines, the plug-in hybrid system and all-electric drive, in order to meet the needs and aspirations of our customers throughout the world,” he said. “This enables us to create the conditions for further growth in global automobile markets.”
Mini is also working on a dedicated EV platform as its battery-electric vehicles will be produced in China from 2023, in cooperation with the local manufacturer Great Wall Motor. This venture will enable the automaker to meet the rising demand for emission-free driving both in China and in the other global markets. Currently, around 10% of all new vehicles produced for the brand are delivered to customers in the Asian country.