BMW to make electric-powered minis
A batch of BMW electric-powered minis is being planned for California in order to comply with new state regulations
Los Angeles -- BMW is to produce 500 electric-powered Minis for the California market to comply with new state regulations that require carmakers to offer zero-emissions vehicles, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday.
The report said the Minis will be partially assembled alongside the normal cars in Oxford, England, minus the engine, gearbox and fuel tank. Then they will be shipped to parent company BMW's facility in Munich to be fitted with all the necessary electric drivetrain components and batteries and be painted silver with yellow roofs.