Mini mo­bil­ity

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Prestige -

A fleet of sev­eral hun­dred Minis will be equipped with elec­tric drives in part of a BMW test of fu­ture drive sys­tems. The cars will be built in the Ox­ford plant in Bri­tain and then mod­i­fied in Mu­nich and fit­ted out for tri­als. ‘‘This step will al­low the BMW Group to gain an ini­tial knowl­edge of how mo­bil­ity can be achieved ef­fi­ciently us­ing purely electrically pow­ered ve­hi­cles,’’ BMW board of man­age­ment chair­man Dr Northert Rei­thofer says. ‘‘Our task here is to com­bine the ul­ti­mate driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with an ef­fi­cient elec­tri­fied drive with prac­ti­cally no emis­sions.’’

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