The electric Mini is going into production; deliveries start early 2020

The electric Mini is going into production; deliveries start early 2020

Toward the end of June, we reported that BMW is accelerating its electrification strategy. Originally, it had promised 25 new electric models across its brands by 2025; now that timeline has been moved up by two years. And the first of these will be a Mini Cooper SE battery electric vehicle. We’ve actually known the BEV Mini has been in the works for a while, but on Tuesday the automaker confirmed that production will begin at Mini’s Cowley plant in the UK in November, and it has released some of the car’s specs.

Throughout Mini’s 60-year history, the brand has always been about small front-wheel-drive cars, and that continues here. In this case, the front wheels are going to be driven by

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