All-Electric Mini to Debut at Frankfurt Autoshow

Mini said last month that an electric model was on the way, and now a report says it will debut next month.

Mini confirmed last month that it plans to have a fully electric model available by 2019. That car will be based on the three-door Mini, not the larger Countryman that gave birth to the current Mini Cooper S E Countryman plug-in hybrid.

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Mini said that the electric powertrain would be built in Germany, at the same plant that builds BMW’s other electric powertrain systems, but that the car would still be assembled in Oxford, UK.

Now BMW Blog reports that the Mini E will get its first official showing at the Frankfurt Auto Show, which runs September 16-24, but that it may debut online two weeks before that.

The new electric Mini will be the second EV for the brand, after the Mini E trial from 2009 that saw 450 cars used for testing by the public. That test lead to the production of BMW’s i technology and the i3.

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