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https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/mini-rocketman-resurrected-as-compact-electric-car/ar-AAE5PIG?li=BBoPJKX
Mini Rocketman resurrected as compact electric car
July 10, 2019  Greg Kable

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Mini's parent company BMW has given the green light to a heavily reworked
electric-powered production version of the Rocketman - the British company’s
ultra-compact urban-based concept, first displayed in 2011.

Set to be launched in 2022, the three-door hatchback is planned to be an
electric powered entry-level model within a realigned Mini line-up, with
production set to take place at Spotlight Automotive - a newly established
joint venture operation run by BMW and its partner Great Wall Motors in
Jiangsu, China.

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Yaris GRMN

“We’re advancing plans for a model along the lines of the Rocketman. It’s a
car we have been looking at for a long time, but to build it profitably at
the price point we think customers are prepared to pay,  you need a joint
venture partner to share costs.

Great Wall Motors has provided that opportunity with a shared electric car
platform that will be used by Mini,” a senior BMW official revealed to
Autocar.

Designed by a team working under the guidance of former Mini design director
Anders Warming, the original 3419mm-long Rocketman was conceived to extend
the Mini line-up into the city car segment, as a rival to the likes of the
Smart Forfour.

But despite a favourable response from potential buyers, its development was
halted when talks broke down between BMW and Peugeot on a possible platform
and engine sharing deal.

a close up of a car © Provided by Haymarket Media Group Through its joint
venture with Great Wall Motors, BMW has reignited plans for the entry-level
Mini model, which is planned to be produced exclusively in a joint venture
factory in China for global markets, including the UK.

a close up of a car: Mini Rocketman resurrected as compact electric car ©
Autocar Mini Rocketman resurrected as compact electric car But while the
original Rocketman was planned around a range of three-cylinder petrol and
diesel engines, the Mini model being developed by Spotlight Automotive is
set to use electric power exclusively, as part of the German car maker’s
plans to launch 25 plug-in hybrid and pure electric models by the end of
2023.

It is planned to compliment Mini’s first ever electric model, the upcoming
Cooper SE, in an expanded line-up.

a close up of a car: Mini Rocketman resurrected as compact electric car ©
Autocar Mini Rocketman resurrected as compact electric car News of Mini’s
move to build a production version of the Rocketman in China comes close on
the heels of Mercedes-Benz’s decision to sell 50 per cent of its Smart city
car division to Chinese car maker Geely, which intends to develop a whole
new generation of urban-based Smart models ...
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https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1123962_electric-mini-rocketman-to-take-to-chinese-city-streets
Electric Mini Rocketman to take to Chinese city streets
 ... the new electric Mini Cooper SE isn't small enough for some buyers,
Mini plans to build an even smaller electric car ...
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https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2020-mini-cooper-se-ev-electric-photos-range/
The All-New 2020 Mini Cooper EV Has 168 Miles of Range
July 10, 2019  Set to arrive in the U.S. in early 2020, the Mini Cooper SE
is an electric version of the two-door Hardtop that is said to inject
personality into the EV driving ..
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