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18 September 2023

BMW makes mighty £600m Mini investment

In a fantastic move for the future of electric vehicles in the UK, BMW has announced a £600 million investment at the Mini factories in Oxford and Swindon.

The Oxford plant, which celebrates its 110th anniversary this year, will build two new all-electric Mini models from 2026 – the Cooper three-door and the compact crossover Aceman. Today, the Oxford plant produces the current Mini Electric and has done so since 2019 alongside the conventional ICE models.

Stefanie Wurst, Head of the MINI brand, said: “Mini has always been aware of its history – Oxford is and remains the heart of the brand. I am delighted that the two new, fully electric Mini models – the Mini Cooper and Mini Aceman – are also being produced in Oxford, thereby confirming our path to a fully electric future.”

Osprey and Motability Operations join forces

Ohme partner Motability Operations has joined forces with Osprey Charging as its first public-charge point operator partner.

The agreement will enable Motability EV drivers to find a location on Osprey’s GB-wide rapid-charging network, charge and pay through the Motability Go Charge App before reviewing the location for accessibility. Osprey was not only the first public charge point operator to build accessibly-designed public charging hubs but also was the first to subscribe to Chargesafe, the independent charging point body.

“This is something close to Osprey’s heart, so we’re delighted to be the first CPO partner of Motability operations,” said Ian Johnston, CEO of Osprey Charging. “We look forward to seeing the feedback from drivers, which will help us to continue to set the bar for inclusivity and user-friendly charging for all.”

For those Motability drivers at home, Ohme has been the official home EV charger provider since early 2022.

Peugeot unveils new E-3008

Peugeot has confirmed the first details of its new all-electric E-3008 with a 435 mile range.

On sale from February 2024, the new Peugeot E-3008 will be available with a choice of two batteries, a 73kWh model capable of up to a 326 mile range or a long-range 98kWh model which can travel up to 435 miles with a 160kW charging speed.

The new E-3008 gets the next generation of Peugeot’s stunning i-cockpit which features a driver and central infotainment display in a single 21-inch curved screen. The sleeker shape of the new E-3008 also covers two and four-wheel drive options and a plug-in hybrid version will also be available at a later date.

Peugeot will announce pricing closer to the on-sale date in February next year.