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BMW Group has introduced in the present day a brand new funding of greater than £600 million within the MINI factories at Oxford and Swindon.

The Oxford plant is gearing-up to construct two new all-electric MINI fashions from 2026, the MINI Cooper 3-door and the compact crossover MINI Aceman. By 2030 manufacturing quantity can be solely electrical and the BMW Group could have spent over £3bn on its Swindon, Hams Corridor and Oxford crops since 2000. This growth has been supported by the UK Authorities and can assist to safe jobs on the Oxford manufacturing plant and on the body-pressing facility in Swindon.

The Oxford plant celebrated its one hundred and tenth anniversary this yr and has been efficiently producing the present MINI Electrical since 2019, the place it’s absolutely built-in into the manufacturing line with the standard (ICE) fashions.

Stefanie Wurst, Head of the MINI model, says, “MINI has all the time been conscious of its historical past – Oxford is and stays the center of the model. I’m delighted that the 2 new, absolutely electrical MINI fashions – the MINI Cooper and MINI Aceman – are additionally being produced in Oxford, thereby confirming our path to a totally electrical future. The persevering with excessive demand for our regionally emission-free automobiles reveals the openness of the worldwide MINI neighborhood to electromobility, which we will serve optimally, additionally due to Oxford”.

The MINI Plant Oxford at present produces the MINI 3-door, the MINI 5-door in addition to the MINI Clubman and the MINI Electrical. From 2024 the plant will begin producing the subsequent technology MINI 3-door and MINI 5-door with combustion engines, in addition to the brand new MINI Convertible, earlier than they’re joined by the brand new all-electric automobiles in 2026 – the MINI Cooper 3-door and the MINI Aceman.

The manufacturing unit will attain a manufacturing capability of round 200,000 automobiles per yr within the medium time period, with ICE and battery electrical automobiles initially being constructed on the identical manufacturing line. From 2030, the Oxford Plant will produce all-electric MINI fashions solely.

In a number of weeks, manufacturing of the brand new MINI Countryman will start on the BMW Group plant Leipzig. This bigger crossover mannequin within the MINI line-up, can be provided with each pure electrical drive and combustion engines.

Manufacturing of the subsequent technology all-electric MINI Cooper 3-door and MINI Aceman will start in China. The brand new manufacturing plant in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province relies on a three way partnership with Nice Wall Motor. Exports will start in early 2024.

Blagojce Krivevski

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