The first all-electric MINI plans to be launched in 2019, where it could ultimately lead to becoming a fully-electric brand aimed at urban consumers said Peter Schwarzenbauer, one of BMW's board members and MINI's parent company. In order to lower the cost of electrifying the brand, it's in communication with other automakers to find the best possible outcomes.

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Many automakers around the world, including experienced engineers in China, are talking with BMW and MINI about ways to electrify smaller cars. Last month, Great Wall Motor said it was discussing a "joint venture with BMW to build MINI vehicles in China," however this could only be speculation for now.

Building smaller electric cars is a challenging feat, though. Not only because of the financial efforts it takes, but because of the engineering obstacles there are to overcome, such as fitting batteries with sufficient range into a smaller vehicle package.

But BMW Group has experience working with rivals to share the costs of clean vehicle technology, such as their partnership with Toyota to develop fuel cell vehicles, so nothing is impossible when it comes to collaborating with other automakers to find a solution for consumers.

We are eager to see how MINI continues to evolve over the coming years and be a small part of the exciting future it has in store!

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