Councillor Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council said:
“I am delighted that BMW has unveiled its MINI Electric. The BMW MINI is an iconic British car and I am proud that BMW’s Cowley plant is the home of its electrification.
“Here in Oxford we are taking steps to lead the way on cleaning up our air and cutting carbon emissions. Oxford City Council is on the journey to zero emissions and tackling pollution with our zero emission zone proposals and our Citizens’ Assembly on climate change in the autumn.
“BMW has a very successful history here in Oxford, and is very important to our city’s economy, providing jobs and in its relationships with other local business. The launch of the BMW MINI Electric sets out an exciting future for electric vehicles both here in Oxford and nationally.”