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Mini Cooper will be fully electric by 2030

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BMW will only equip its Mini brand with an electric motor from 2030. That’s what insiders reported to Bloomberg News Agency. With this, the German automaker continues to focus on electrification of its models.

In 2025, the last variant of the iconic British brand with an internal combustion engine is due to leave the factory. By 2027, half of all Mini’s sold would be electric, the sources say. From 2030 Mini will only produce electric vehicles.

BMW boss Oliver Zipse would like to explain the plans together with the annual report on 17 March. The German magazine Spiegel was the first to report on the manufacturer’s plans. A BMW spokesperson refused to comment.

Mini follows brands like Jaguar and Volvo with its plans to make the offer completely electric. The large valuations of companies that make electric cars like Tesla and increasingly stringent emission regulations have accelerated the global shift to electric vehicles.

Mini’s decision to go fully electric is likely to do well in cities. There are measures aimed at reducing emissions from cars with internal combustion engines. There are also noises to ban polluting cars in their entirety from cities.

BMW is still making its Mini’s in Born in Limburg, but it will stop there after 2023. Also in the United Kingdom and Germany Mini’s are still rolling off the band. The manufacturer plans to produce Mini’s in China with a partner from 2023.

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