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Jul 11, 2018 02:31 AM
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BMW to Build Battery-Powered Mini in New China Venture

The Mini electric concept vehicle, manufactured by BMW, sits on display during the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, in September, 2017. Photo: VCG
The Mini electric concept vehicle, manufactured by BMW, sits on display during the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, in September, 2017. Photo: VCG

The German carmaker BMW Group will produce its Mini cars outside Europe for the first time in a new joint venture to build electric-powered vehicles in China, the world’s largest auto market.

BMW and China’s Great Wall Motor Co. announced a 50-50 joint venture Tuesday, to be located in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province. The new venture will produce the battery-powered Mini and Great Wall’s electric models, BMW said in a statement.

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