The Mini E was announced at the L.A. Show and the initial 500 pieces have already been created.
Mini E had a great success, but BMW is not planing on going into mass production with this model. Next year, from the 500 lot, 450 cars will have to be sent back to BMW because of the lease contract signed by the current owners. This way, BMW hopes to improve their electric car technology and they will see exactly how the Mini E behaved on the streets. The car is not a practical vehicle because it doesn’t have room for luggage or more than 2 passages.
In the end, BMW hopes to use the technology from the Mini E into their new models: BMW X1, X3 and the new 3 Series.