BMW has announced plans to built an electric version of the MINI in its biggest market, China.

Signing a letter of intent with China-based Great Wall Motor, the plan is to jointly contribute towards development, overseeing the creation of a MINI assembly plant in the region. The electric MINI would be based on a new platform separate from its Britain-based hybrid MINI, with a production timeline by 2022.

“Next steps will be to agree on the details of a possible joint venture and cooperation agreement and clarify aspects such as the choice of production location and concrete investments,” said BMW in a statement.

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This is not the first Chinese partnership by BMW. In May 2003, BMW entered into a joint venture with Shenyang-China based Brilliance China Automotive Holdings to advance production, research, development, and sales of its models in China. Together, they released the BMW 5 Series Li, a premium business sedan for Chinese consumers. Other cooperative efforts have come with the BMW 2 Series Tourer, BMW 1 Series, and the X1.

On the electric vehicle adoption side, China has been amongst its most aggressive evangelists, with government mandates calling for zero-emission vehicles to constitute 10-percent of new car sales by 2019 with increasing percentages in later years. These initiatives have increased urgency amongst automakers such as Ford and Toyota to form joint partnerships in the region.

Other initiatives have overseen a Jan. 2018 ban of 550-plus new car models with poor fuel consumption rates to curb pollution.

Headquarter in Baoding, China, Great Wall Motor is China’s largest SUV manufacturer with more than 70,000 employees. Formed in 1984, they have a market cap of roughly $15.2 billion as of May 2017. Its product lineup also comprises of auto parts and accessories, in addition to its dual-brand automobile lineup, Haval and Great Wall.