BMW strikes deal to build electric Minis in China

German brand BMW is in talks with Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motors about a possible partnership, which would see production of the Mini Electric take place in China.

Production of the all-electric hatchback will begin in Oxford in 2019, but production for the EV-hungry Chinese market could take place locally. Currently the world's biggest market for all-electric cars, manufacturers are keen to claim a share of the country's market. Ford has already signalled its intentions to launch 15 electric cars in 2025 in China, while attractive business incentives for manufacturers are sure to bring other brands.