05 Dec '17, 5am

MINI could sell only electric vehicles in the future

MINI could sell only electric vehicles in the future

According to a Reuters report, BMW is looking for partners to lower the costs of making electrified MINI models in the future. “We are talking to many OEMs (manufacturers) around the world, not only in China, (about) how to electrify smaller cars. There’s no final conclusion on it,” said Peter Schwarzenbauer, management board member of BMW and MINI. Aside from financial considerations, there’s also the engineering challenge of fitting batteries into a smaller vehicle package that are capable of delivering sufficient range, he added. The company presented the MINI Electric Concept at this year’s IAA show in Frankfurt, which it claimed was designed for use in urban areas. A production version has been promised for 2019, which could mark the start of the brand’s transformation to deliver only electric vehicles, Schwarzenbauer noted. Recently, BMW Group revealed details of its...

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