Mini will move to an all-electric model range within the next decade, with the last petrol-powered model to launch in 2025.

  • UPDATE, 18 March 2021: Mini will become an all-electric car brand by the end of the decade, the company confirmed overnight.

The announcement was made at the annual conference held by Mini’s parent company, BMW, with chairman Oliver Zipse outlining future plans for the brand.

“Mini will be the first BMW Group brand to go fully electric. Mini is perfect for the city – and for e-mobility. We will be releasing the last model with a combustion-engine variant in 2025,” Mr Zipse said.

“By early 2030s, Mini will be exclusively fully electric.”

The company expects around half of all Mini vehicles sold by 2027 will be battery-powered, with a portion of electric models to begin production in China in the next two years.

Electric versions of the Mini Countryman SUV will also go into production in the coming years, to be built in Germany alongside the electric BMW iX1 small SUV.

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