In the following decade, another big name in the car industry, Mini, is planning to go all-electric. Electrek der Speigel sources predict Mini will go fully electric by 2030. Their new combustion engine car is set to release by 2025. However, it would be the first BMW chain to go electric, as mentioned in the German newspaper.
The Cooper SE, known as Mini Electric, is the only Pure EV by BMW in today’s time. The all-electric Countryman is scheduled to enter production by 2023. In production are also two crossovers.
If the above-mentioned dreams come true, more will come out of BMW electrification plans in BMW Chief Oliver’s financial presentation this week.
Noting this won’t be the most aspiring goal of BMW. Mini is a very focused brand and has a few cars up to their sleeve. The cars are primarily focused on city driving, contrary to cross-country jaunts. This venture won’t take much to electrify the lot as the range is not an issue here as it would be for BMW itself and other automobile giants.
However, this transition would play a very vital role. This will lead Mini to add pace to ventures set by the automobile giants like Jaguar, Land Rover, and Volvo for 2030. This fills further adds pace to the likes of Ford and GM’s not so prominent electric ventures. This will eventually make it very difficult for the automobile giants to stick with gas engines as they would feel lacking behind the electric car trend that has taken place. Due to this, mini offers BMW a way to test these ventures. This enables BMW to see how the electrification works for one brand while keeping the petrol head-core customers in sync. The outcome of Mini in this electric car venture will surely dictate BMW’s overall future strategy.