BMW launches new electric car production as it unveils massive plans to invest in UK plant

BMW has launched a new electric vehicle production line and announced a massive new investment in a British factory.

The industry giant will pour millions into the factory as it moves towards an all-electric future.

BMW has announced extensive funding for a factory in Great Britain as part of the switch to pure electric drive by 2030


BMW has announced extensive funding for a factory in Great Britain as part of the switch to pure electric drive by 2030Photo credit: Alamy

The government announced that BMW will make major investments in the “transformation” of its MINI factory in Oxford.

This will “secure 4,000 high-quality jobs and strengthen the electric vehicle supply chain,” the press release continues.

Business and Trade Minister Kemi Badenoch said: “Today’s announcement from BMW, which comes a week after it began production of electric vehicles at Stellantis’ Ellesmere Port site, clearly shows that the Government’s plan for the automotive sector is working.”

BMW recently made the decision to stop production of one of its most famous MINI cars in favor of a new electric model.

In fact, they introduced the first electric MINI at the Oxford factory in 2019 and by 2030 all of the former British manufacturer’s cars will be electric.

This is in line with the controversial ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars due to be introduced nationwide this year.

Thousands have already backed The Sun’s Give Us A Brake campaign, calling on the government to delay the ban until sufficient electric vehicle infrastructure is in place.

Nevertheless, ministers appear to be pushing ahead with the deadline, and the MINI brand is following suit.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak welcomed BMW’s announcement as a “shining example that Britain is the best place to build the cars of the future.”

He said: “By supporting our automotive industry, we are supporting thousands of jobs and increasing the growth of our economy across the country.”

This comes after The Sun Online gave readers a glimpse into the UK’s electric car fiasco, including disabled drivers queuing for hours in the rain and 24 charging stations cordoned off at the same petrol station.

Meanwhile, one electric vehicle owner said he felt “overwhelmed” by inflated charging prices and another claimed he was “annoyed” by the lack of available charging options.

Alley Einstein

Alley Einstein is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Alley Einstein joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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