The Mini Electric will arrive in early 2020 as the anticipated all-electric versions of the popular Supermini. The car will offer a range between 124 to 144 miles on a single charge, rivaling similar vehicles such as the Peugeot e-208, Honda E and Renault Zoe.
From the outside, the exterior looks similar to what we expect from the Mini brand, but as we look inside the car we get a stunning infotainment system that has been updated on the centre console and the traditional analogue rev counter has been replaced by a 5.5in digital display. On the exterior you’ll be able to find the charging plug above the right-hand rear wheel, where the petrol filler would normally be and the door mirrors are designed to be more aerodynamic, making for a smoother ride. One of the most visible differences about this model is that it sits 15mm higher.
The Mini Electric is powered by a 184hp electric motor and a 32.5kWh battery pack that’s also used in the BMW i3S. This means the vehicle can do an impressive 0-62mph time of 7.3 seconds and a top speed of 93mph. WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure) figures show that it’ll manage between 124 and 144 miles on a single charge, with an 80% battery top up taking 35 minutes via a 50kW rapid charger. Via a 11kW home charger, it’ll take three and a half hours to fully charge.
The Mini Electric is set to make its official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year in September, with UK deliveries starting in March next year.
As more information about the Mini Electric is announced, we will be reporting on it and posting it to our blog and social media.