TLDR: BMW is set to invest up to £600m in its Mini factory in Cowley near Oxford to prepare the plant for the production of electric models. The British government has offered £75m to BMW to support the project. The first electric Mini was launched in 2019, but most of the electric vehicles were planned to be produced in China. However, with the sale of new non-hybrid petrol and diesel-powered cars due to end in 2030, the factory will need to produce electric cars to keep operating. All Minis will be electric by 2030.