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Frankfurt motor show: Mini to debut electric concept

2017-08-30 09:15

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Munich - Mini will debut an electric concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. 

It's the first purely electrically powered Mini to be manufactured in large-scale production and will go on the road in 2019. 

Built in Oxford

Power is derived from a lithium-ion battery, offering emission-free mobility says Mini.

The concept looks different because the electric motor does not require cooling air, and thus the hexagonal front grille is closed in order to enhance the car's aerodynamic properties. There are also fibre glass attachment parts that reduce aerodynamic drag. 

Based on the 3-door hatch, the electric vehicle will be manufactured at the plant in Oxford. Its drivetrain will be produced at the Dingolfing and Landshut sites – the competence centres for e-mobility within the BMW Group production network. 

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