Surrey New MINI Owners Club
 
HomeHomeFAQSearchRegisterLog in


click here to visit our sponsors

Share | 
 

 MINI 'Rocketman' resurrected as compact electric car

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
mab01uk

mab01uk

Location : Surrey
Join date : 2010-02-09
Posts : 625
Points : 1151
Reputation : 20
Male

MINI 'Rocketman' resurrected as compact electric car Vide
PostSubject: MINI 'Rocketman' resurrected as compact electric car   MINI 'Rocketman' resurrected as compact electric car Empty10th July 2019, 19:28

Compact Mini city car to be produced in China in a joint venture with Great Wall Motors
"Through its joint venture with Great Wall Motors, BMW has reignited plans for the entry-level Mini model, which is planned to be produced exclusively in a joint venture factory in China for global markets, including the UK.
But while the original Rocketman was planned around a range of three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, the Mini model being developed by Spotlight Automotive is set to use electric power exclusively, as part of the German car maker’s plans to launch 25 plug-in hybrid and pure electric models by the end of 2023.
News of Mini’s move to build a production version of the Rocketman in China comes close on the heels of Mercedes-Benz’s decision to sell 50 per cent of its Smart city car division to Chinese car maker Geely, which intends to develop a whole new generation of urban-based Smart models."
More from Autocar magazine here:-
https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/mini-rocketman-resurrected-compact-electric-car
Back to top Go down
 

MINI 'Rocketman' resurrected as compact electric car

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Surrey New MINI :: Bits & Bobs :: News-