A few days ago,
some media learned from the BMW Group that MINI will become the first pure electric brand of the BMW Group, and all models of the BMW Group will be electrified by 2030.
At the same time, the beam car jointly established by Great Wall Motors and BMW will produce pure electric MINI models in the Chinese market in the future. The first domestic pure electric MINI car will be put into production in 2023.
Public information shows that Light Beam Motor was jointly established by Great Wall and BMW, each holding 50% of the shares, with a total investment of 5.1 billion yuan and a registered capital of 1.7 billion yuan.
The board of directors of the joint venture company consists of six members. The chairman of the board is appointed by Great Wall and the vice chairman is appointed by BMW. The term of office of the directors is four years.
There is no definite news about which model of the beam will be produced in China. However, there have been rumors that the first model produced by Light Beam may be an electric car based on the MINI ROCKETMAN concept car.
At the same time, considering the domestic market’s preference for SUV toadskin, the second domestic product made by Light Beam is likely to be a pure electric crossover with a body equivalent to COUNTRYMAN.
Of course, these are just speculations, and the exact news of the future domestically-produced models has to wait for the official announcement.