MINI Continues Electrification

MINI is continuing to grow its electric future in 2023 with the addition of the all-electric MINI Countryman which will become the first model to be produced entirely in Germany at BMW Group’s sustainable production site in Leipzig. This is one of the most modern and sustainable automotive factories in the world and the brand’s pilot project for establishing a long term sustainable strategy for energy generation and consumption is at work here.

The all-electric MINI Countryman being produced at Leipzig together with the BMW 1 Series, BMW 2 Series Gran Coupé, and the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer which marks the first time that BMW and MINI models are manufactured together, demonstrating maximum flexibility.

Electrification is a crucial part of the future of the BMW Group’s sustainability strategy, with one in five MINI models already being electrified. The MINI Countryman is the next large part of the strategy and the high-voltage batteries for all vehicles made will come from the plant’s own production facilities.

To fulfil this, the BMW Group is expanding capacity for e-component production by eight production lines by 2024 and investing more than 800 million euros. This will improve job security and job growth in the area with it estimated to have over 1000 employees in e-component production by 2024.

Stefanie Wurst, Head of MINI added “We are looking forward to handing over the first MINI "Made in Germany" to our customers. The new, all-electric MINI Countryman demonstrates what the brand stands for: electrified go-kart feeling and a strong focus on a minimal environmental footprint”.

John Clark MINI