Mini presented the all-electric concept at the 2018 Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto but we are still around two years from its market launch.
Mini Cooper Test Mule
According to Debra Tovell, Product Manager of MINI and BMW Group Canada, production of the electric Mini will begin in November 2019.
"2019 has always been the year when the all-electric MINI was expected, but now we find out that deliveries may just start by the end of that year, or maybe even during 2020."
That probably means first deliveries to consumers in North America will begin in early or mid-2020.
That's a lot of time from now, especially considering that there are test mules out there already clocking mileage.
The delay could be because BMW Group will introduce next-generation powertrain and batteries by then and wants those components to be in the Mini BEV.
Source: Auto Evolution