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BMW will continue to build its electric Minis in the United Kingdom

The BMW Group will invest more than £600 million (€699 million) in its subsidiary MINI factories in Oxford and Swindon (United Kingdom) to transform them into a full electric production center from 2030.

“With this new investment we want to prepare the Oxford plant for the production of the new generation of electric MINIs and pave the way for the production of pure electric cars in the future,” explained one of the members of the BMW Board of Management responsible. production, Milan Nedeljkovic, in a statement.

In this way, the Oxford plant is preparing to build two new fully electric MINI models from 2026, the three-door MINI Cooper and the compact MINI Aceman crossover. The plant currently produces the MINI three-door, the MINI five-door, as well as the MINI ‘Clubman’ and the MINI ‘Electric’.

The Mini Aceman is still a prototype.

In the medium term, the factory will reach a production capacity of around 200,000 cars per year, and initially, combustion and battery-powered electric cars will be produced on the same production line. All this, with the aim that by 2030 the production volume will be exclusively electric, after an investment estimated by the BMW group at 3,000 million pounds (3,500 million euros) in the plants in Swindon, Hams Hall and Oxford since the year 2000.

The BMW Group noted that this development is supported by the UK government and will help secure jobs at the Oxford factory and at the body pressing facilities in Swindon. In this regard, the Secretary of State for Trade and Business of the United Kingdom, Kemi Badenoch, is “proud” to support the investment of the BMW Group, which will guarantee “high quality jobs, strengthening the supply chains of country and economic development.growth of Great Britain.

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