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Marin to Bodega Bay Run - Saturday Feb. 25, 2023

  Your Hosts For The Event: Gordon & Alison Lee Run Details: We will start out our day by meeting at MINI of Marin (5880 Paradise Dr., C...

Are You Ready For The Electric MINI Rocketman?

autoevolution reports:
. . . After making a cool concept and almost putting it into production, MINI changed its mind and said the Rocketman was a no-go. Apparently, it was too small and not profitable enough, angering many of the loyal fans who said the brand had fallen in love with big cars.

Fast forward to 2015 and the Rocketman is back on track, now becoming a plug-in hybrid with similar engines to the 2 Series Active Tourer and based on the UKL1 platform. Now, Autocar has talked to MINI product boss Ralph Mahler and he hints at something slightly different, an EV - all plug and no combustion. . . .