The UK, Oxford-based automaker Mini has announced that it will produce fully electric cars by 2030.
In the decision, which will be officially announced tomorrow by Mini’s parent company, BMW, it is also stated that the Mini will launch its last vehicles using internal combustion engines by 2025.
Electric vehicles make up a small area of Mini’s product range, which currently produces a thousand vehicles a day at its factory in Oxford.
Mini stands out as the first BMW Group brand to have an integrated production line for electric and gasoline vehicles in Europe.
The UK government had taken its decision to ban the production of gasoline and diesel vehicles from 2040 to 2030 in the past months.
Recently, Ford, Jaguar, Volvo and General Motors also announced that they would switch to electric vehicles.
FORD WILL SELL ELECTRIC ONLY IN EUROPE IN 2026
Ford, the second largest automaker in the USA, announced that all passenger cars sold in Europe by 2026 will be electric, and by 2030, two-thirds of commercial vehicle sales in Europe will be fully electric or charged hybrids.
VOLVO MARKED THE 2030
Automaker Volvo has announced that it will convert all vehicles on the production line to electric by 2030. The Swedish car manufacturer Volvo, owned by the Chinese Geely, announced that it will make 50 percent of its sales as electric and the other half as hybrid by 2025.
JAGUAR WILL PRODUCE ONLY ELECTRICITY IN 2025
British car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover, which was bought by Indian Tata Motors in 2013, recently announced that it will produce only electric vehicles from 2025.
BENTLEY TO GO FULLY ELECTRIC BY 2030
British luxury car manufacturer Bentley, which continues its production within the Volkswagen group, announced last November that all models will run on electricity in the near future.
According to the statement, it was stated that the vehicles to be produced by the brand from 2026 will consist of only electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, while the British manufacturer stated that from 2030 all models will operate with 100 percent electricity.
GENERAL MOTORS WILL END AT 2035
In the past weeks, the US automaker General Motors (GM) announced that it plans to end the production of gasoline and diesel vehicles by 2035 and produce only electric vehicles.
In the statement made by the company, it was stated that GM plans to become zero carbon in its global products and operations by 2040.