BMW confirms new electric Mini will be built in Oxford

The production line at the BMW Mini  plant  in Oxford PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 18, 2013. See PA story  . Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
The production line at the BMW Mini plant in Oxford PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday November 18, 2013. See PA story . Photo credit should read: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The new fully electric Mini will be built at the Cowley plant in Oxford, BMW has confirmed.

The model is set to go into production in 2019, with the Oxford plant being the main location where the new model will be built. Although the electric motor will be built in Germany and shipped over, the news has still been well received by the UK automotive industry.