MINI Oxford factory to build new electric models
The £100 million investment will safeguard the future of the firm's Oxford site, as it now gears up to build electric-only models
The MINI Oxford factory has been given the green light to build new electric models following a £100 million investment, safeguarding the future of the plant and creating 1,000 new jobs.
The factory, which has been producing MINIs since 2001, will start building the new electric models in 2024. The first model will be a three-door MINI Cooper EV, followed by a convertible version in 2025. An all new, electric crossover called the Acemen will also be manufactured at the Oxford plant next year.
Stefanie Wurst, Head of the MINI brand, says, “MINI has always been aware of its history – Oxford is and remains the heart of the brand. I am delighted that the two new, fully electric MINI models – the MINI Cooper and MINI Aceman – are also being produced in Oxford, thereby confirming our path to a fully electric future.
The investment is part of MINI's plan to become an all-electric brand by 2030.
Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch says the move will support jobs and help grow the UK economy. She said: “This decision is a big vote of confidence in the UK economy and the work of this Government to ensure the continued strength of our world-leading automotive sector.
“We are proud to be able to support BMW Group’s investment, which will secure high-quality jobs, strengthen our supply chains and boost Britain’s economic growth.”