The BMW Group accelerates toward full electrification with £600m investment.
As announced by the BMW Group, more than £600 million will be invested in the MINI plants in Oxford and Swindon. This funding will develop the Oxford plant for production of the new generation of electric MINIs and set the path for for purely electric car manufacturing in the future.
The Oxford plant is gearing-up to build two new all-electric MINI models from 2026, the MINI Cooper 3-door and the compact crossover MINI Aceman. 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. By 2030 production volume will be exclusively electric and the BMW Group will have spent over £3bn on its Swindon, Hams Hall and Oxford plants since 2000.
This development has been supported by the UK Government and will help to secure jobs at the Oxford manufacturing plant and at the body-pressing facility in Swindon.More information about the investment for all-electric MINI production can be found here.