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News Mini Will Sell Electric Convertible Models By 2025

Mini Will Sell Electric Convertible Models By 2025

Drop-top Minis are quite popular and should remain so even with an electric powertrain


  • Production of the current Cooper Cabriolet ends in 2024.

  • The convertible EV will be built on a new iteration of BMW’s UKL FWD EV platform.

  • Mini will go full-electric by 2030.


When one thinks about it, an electric Mini truly makes sense. In fact, Mini made a name for itself as a builder of small urban-focused cars. Bringing more electric Minis will be a return to its roots of sorts and all body styles will be part of these plans, including the convertible.

The currently available Mini Cooper SE 3-door is the first full-EV from the brand. In many markets across the globe, it has proven to be quite popular. It was Mini’s first concrete step towards fully electrifying its entire lineup by 2030 and its success will spawn new models.

2022 Mini Cooper | Photo: Mini

The current Cooper Cabriolet will see production end in 2024 and will be replaced the following year by an electric version. The new EV Cabrio will be built on a new iteration of BMW’s UKL FWD EV platform. In 2020, 20% of all Minis sold were convertible meaning that it will play an important role in the brand’s plans.

By 2027, according to BMW Blog, more than 50% of all Minis sold will be electrified. The next fully electric Mini will be the GP next year followed by the Countryman.

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