The BMW Group will present its new Mini Electric Concept EV at a world premiere at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new electric Mini looks forward to emission-free Mini driving and will be presented in Hall 11 of the Frankfurt trade fair centre during the motor show which begins on 16th September. The company is aiming to convey its message of sustainable urban transportation with the new concept while previewing a volume production model that will follow soon. The first purely electrically powered MINI to be manufactured in large-scale production will be ready to go on the road in 2019.
The BMW Group announced in July 2017 that the expansion of its model range to include electrically powered vehicles was to be a central pillar of its corporate strategy. The Mini Electric Concept sources its energy from a lithium ion battery while fibre glass attachment parts reduce aerodynamic drag. It is based on the Mini 3-door and will be manufactured at the Mini plant in Oxford with the drive train being produced at the company’s Dingolfing and Landshut sites.
“With its characteristic go-kart feel and powerful electric motor, the Mini Electric Concept is great fun to drive while also being completely suitable for everyday use – and producing zero emissions to boot” said Peter Schwarzenbauer, of the BMW AG Board of Management, responsible for the Mini brand. “That’s how we at Mini envisage electric mobility in tomorrow’s world”.
The vehicle will be presented in a silver and yellow colour scheme with a closed radiator to improve its aerodynamic performance. It also incorporates yellow ‘E’ badges on the exterior and lights fashioned in a ‘union jack’ design.