MINI PLANT OXFORD GOES ELECTRIC
£600m investment for all-electric MINI production in the UK.
Investment will transform Oxford plant to all-electric production
UK Production of two new electrified models – MINI Cooper and
MINI Aceman - to start in 2026
UK government supports investment, securing jobs at Oxford and Swindon plants
Brings BMW Group investment at Oxford, Swindon and Hams Hall to £3 billion since 2000
In 2022 more than 50 per cent of all fully-electric vehicles manufactured in the UK came from Oxford Plant
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The BMW Group has unveiled a fresh commitment, allocating over £600 million in investments for the MINI production facilities located in Oxford and Swindon. Milan Nedeljković, a Member of the Board of Management at BMW AG responsible for production, expressed, "Through this substantial investment, we are embarking on the transformation of the Oxford plant to manufacture the upcoming electric MINI generation, marking the course toward a future exclusively focused on electric vehicle production."
Starting in 2026, the Oxford plant will be geared up to assemble two novel all-electric MINI models: the 3-door MINI Cooper and the compact crossover MINI Aceman. Furthermore, by 2030, the entire production line will shift towards electric vehicles, resulting in a total expenditure of more than £3 billion by the BMW Group across the Swindon, Hams Hall, and Oxford facilities since the year 2000.
This significant development has received backing from the UK Government and is poised to safeguard employment at the Oxford manufacturing facility and the body-pressing centre in Swindon.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak commented, "BMW Group's substantial investment stands as another remarkable testament to the United Kingdom's suitability for crafting the vehicles of tomorrow. By championing our automobile manufacturing sector, we are fortifying job prospects and fostering economic growth throughout our nation."
Business and Trade Secretary Kemi Badenoch affirmed, "This choice is a resounding vote of confidence in the UK's economic prowess and the efforts of this government to ensure the enduring vitality of our globally renowned automotive sector. We take pride in our role in supporting BMW Group's investment, a move that will safeguard top-tier employment, reinforce our supply chains, and invigorate Britain's economic expansion.