Just as BMW learned its lessons from the original 2008 Mini-E for the development of the i3, the i3 will help BMW build a better electric Mini. Late last year Mini boss Peter Schwarzenbauer stated to Automotive News
in an interview: “It carries a lot over from the i3. We have learned a lot about electromobility, which is why we say that we’re entering the second phase. Everything learned from i3 will be applied to Mini’s EVs.” BMW already has all the necessary components of an electric drivetrain in the i3, so what’s the holdup?