BIG INVESTMENT IN MINI FACTORIES.
PLANT OXFORD LEADS THE CHARGE TO ALL-ELECTRIC.
We recently announced that we’re investing more than £600 million in our factories at Oxford and Swindon.
Plant Oxford is at the heart of our journey to full electrification. We’re gearing up to build two of our brand-new all-electric MINI models here from 2026 and, by 2030, it will exclusively produce electric vehicles.
This exciting new development will help secure jobs, and is supported by the UK Government. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said “BMW Group’s investment is another shining example of how the UK is the best place to build cars of the future. By backing our car manufacturing industry, we are securing thousands of jobs and growing our economy right across the country.”
ALL ROADS LEAD TO OXFORD.
Plant Oxford has always been a driving force in MINI’s history and the local community. This year it celebrated its 110th anniversary, while over half of all fully-electric vehicles made in the UK in 2022 were built here. You read that right.
It’s here, in our spiritual home, that over 3,400 skilled employees and apprentices craft up to 1,000 MINIs a day (that’s one every 67 seconds), including the MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door, MINI Clubman and – since 2019 – the MINI Electric.
We’ll be making key improvements to the plant’s body shop, adding a new battery installation area, and building logistics facilities here and at our Swindon site.
If seeing is believing, you can always step into our world with a tour of Plant Oxford .
COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS.
Plant Oxford will soon be saying hello (again) to a new generation of MINI models. We’ll start building the brand-new MINI Cooper 3-door and MINI Cooper 5-door in Oxford from 2024 , while the new all-electric MINI Cooper and MINI Aceman models will join them in 2026.
Our talented team will produce up to 200,000 MINIs per year, with all-electric and petrol models all rolling down the same production line for maximum MINI efficiency.
By 2030, our Oxford factory will exclusively build all-electric MINI – as we move towards full electrification across our entire fleet.
“I am proud to say that our Oxford and Swindon plants will play a central role in the BMW Group’s transition to electromobility,” said Markus Grüneisl, CEO of Plants Oxford and Swindon.
MAKING OUR PLANTS GREENER.
Sustainability is deeply rooted in the way we do things in Oxford and Swindon.
We’re always on the lookout for opportunities to reduce our carbon footprint and use fewer resources. For example, we’ve got enough solar panels on our roof to cover five football pitches. One of the largest solar farms in the UK, it reduces our footprint by roughly 1,500 tonnes of CO2 each year by generating 850 homes-worth of electricity.
“With this new investment we will develop the Oxford plant for production of the new generation of electric MINIs and set the path for purely electric car manufacturing in the future,” said Milan Nedeljković, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for production.
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