Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions, Industrial - September 11, 2023
BMW MINI Plant Oxford Switches to All Electric
The BMW Group announced a new investment of more than £600 million in the MINI factories at Oxford and Swindon in the UK.
“With this new investment we will develop the Oxford plant for production of the new generation of electric MINIs and set the path for purely electric car manufacturing in the future,” says Milan Nedeljković, a member of the board of management of BMW AG responsible for production, in a statement.
The Oxford plant is gearing up to build two new all-electric MINI models starting in 2026, the MINI Cooper 3-door and the compact crossover MINI Aceman. By 2030, the production volume at the plant will be exclusively electric and the BMW Group will have spent over £3bn on its Swindon, Hams Hall and Oxford plants since 2000.
The MINI Plant Oxford currently produces the MINI 3-door and the MINI 5-door, as well as the MINI Clubman and the MINI Electric. Starting in 2024, the plant will start producing the next generation MINI 3-door and MINI 5-door with combustion engines, as well as the new MINI Convertible, before they are joined by the new all-electric vehicles in 2026.
The factory will reach a production capacity of around 200,000 cars per year in the medium term, with ICE and battery electric vehicles initially being built on the same production line. Starting in 2030, the Oxford Plant will produce all-electric MINI models exclusively.