It’s official: BMW will sell an all-electric Mini in 2019.
BMW just gave us a glimpse of what’s to come with its design concept, which will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show that opens to the public on September 16. With its yellow accents and large circular headlights, the Mini concept looks adorable.
BMW is actually an early player in the electric vehicle space. The German automaker first unveiled a Mini E way back in 2008. That car underwent extensive testing that ultimately led to the development of BMW’s i3.
Despite an early charge in the electric space, the i3 has served as BMW’s stand alone electric car since 2013.
The new Mini is part of the automaker’s resurgence in the zero-emission market. BMW also plans to release an electric X3 in 2020 and iNext in 2021.
BMW didn’t release any specs for its Mini concept, but we’ll keep an eye out for more details when the Frankfurt Motor Show begins. The i3 gets about 100 miles on a single charge, so we’ll be expecting something in the same ballpark.