Previously BMW Group announced that the new battery-electric MINI would be a variant in the brand's three-door hatchback product portfolio. The electric car will enter production in 2019.
With the addition of the electric drivetrain, MINI will be offered with a choice of powertrain which includes petrol and diesel engines, a plug-in hybrid and an all-electric variant.
The electricMINI's powertrain will be manufactured at BMW Group's e-mobility centre in Bavaria. Then the powertrain will be delivered to MINI's main production plant in Oxford, UK.
The new electric car from MINI will be based on the BMW i3's innovative technology. But BMW and MINI have not commented on the electric version of the three-door hatchback. The electric hatchback will be unveiled at the end of this month and will make its public appearance in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
MINI will unveil its first all-electric three-door hatchback this month. Previously, the automaker had launched the MINI-E trial run in 2009. Following the unveiling of the new electric MINI, BMW will also introduce the electric X3.