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BMW introduces the electric Mini – but only for California

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Electric cars might be good in theory, but in practice they tend to look more like a child’s plaything. Until now that is – with news that BMW is producing an electric Mini.

According to Automotive News, 500 of the silver models will initially be produced – all for sale in California. They will be built in the UK without engines, gearboxes or fuel tanks, then shipped to Munich for fitting with electric powertrains.

News of wider production is expected later in the year. No news on price as yet – but they’re unlikely to be cheap.

BMW Mini website