German automaker BMW Group (BMWYY) on Tuesday announced that a new battery-electric Mini would be one of the brand's core 3-door models.

The fully electric car is slated for production in 2019 and will up the number of Mini powertrains to include petrol and diesel internal combustion engines, a plug-in hybrid, and a battery electric vehicle.

The car's electric drivetrain will be built at BMW's e-mobility center at Plants Dingolfing and Landshut in Bavaria, Germany. The vehicles will then be shipped to its plant in the UK, the primary production location for the MINI 3 door model.

"Our adaptable production system is innovative and able to react rapidly to changing customer demand. If required, we can increase production of electric drivetrain motor components quickly and efficiently, in line with market developments," Oliver Zipse, BMW AG Management Board member for Production said.

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