11 September 2023
by Hassan Akhtar

MINI plant in Oxford to go all-electric by 2030

By the end of the decade, production volume will be exclusively electric at the plant, which celebrates its 110th anniversary this year.

© MINI, Munich, Germany

The Oxford plant has been producing the MINI Electric since 2019 alongside conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) models.

The announcement to go all-electric comes after £600mln of new investment in the MINI factories at Oxford and Swindon branches, with the government approving the cash influx.

This is inline with MINI’s objective of moving toward full electrification and an enhanced production network.

Milan Nedeljković, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for production, expands, ‘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’.

The MINI 3-door, the MINI 5-door as well as the MINI Clubman and the MINI Electric are all produced at the Oxford plant, with the MINI Cooper 3-door and MINI Aceman – two new electric models - starting production in 2026.

The production line is predicted to top at around 200,000 cars per year in the medium term – including both ICE and battery electric vehicles.

The announcement comes in the backdrop of further global developments.

Production of the new MINI Countryman will begin at the BMW Group plant Leipzig, Germany, in the coming weeks, and production of the next generation all-electric MINI Cooper 3-door and MINI Aceman will start in the new manufacturing plant in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, China – a collaboration with Great Wall Motor. Exports are expected to begin in early 2024.


Hassan Akhtar