Introducing the MINI Electric
It's everything that you already know and love about MINI - only now it's electrified. The MINI Electric takes the legendary car to a whole new level, and enables the future of electric driving to be experienced right now.
Coming in the unmistakable 3-door hatch body style, the MINI Electric takes a familiar foundation and introduces a state-of-the-art electric powertrain to this iconic MINI shape, adding in bespoke details to signify its electric heart.
Contrasting colours ensure the MINI DNA is still evident, only now sharp, luminous accents and a bespoke grille ensure onlookers will certainly sneak another look. Discover more about this electric icon below.
Design and Practicality
The beauty of the MINI Electric is that is looks very much like a MINI should, incorporating the typical contrasting roof and mirrors, only now featuring luminous details - signalling its electric nature, without losing any of its iconic heritage.
You can tailor the luminous amount dependent on your chosen spec, as you can specify the MINI Electric in Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 specifications. Level 2 deletes the luminous front blade and mirror caps for a more subtle look.
Boot space is the same as a regular MINI 3-door, and so offers an ample 211 litres, increasing to 731 litres with the rear seats folded flat.
Interior and Technology
Deploying retro style with quality execution, MINI interiors have always appealed. The simple operation also makes them a joy to use. With the MINI Electric, the interior changes slightly, depending on specification chosen.
Select Level 1 and you'll enjoy a 6.5-inch satellite-navigation screen, complete with Apple CarPlay and MINI Connected. A digital cockpit display complements the dashboard too, accompanied by cruise control dual-zone climate control.
Level 2 adds in a Driving Assistance Package with useful driving aids, including speed-limit and road-sign information. A rear-view camera is also included for easier manoeuvring. Level 2 also receives heated seats.
Finally, Level 3 features a heads-up display, panoramic sunroof and a Harman Kardon stereo. You also get a larger 8.8-inch satellite-navigation screen along with full leather.
Range and Performance
Being 100% electric, this special MINI uses no engine or gearbox and is powered via its Lithium-Ion battery. It's not just a pretty face either, as this particular MINI can travel 140-145 miles between charging.
The MINI Electric is also less money to run than that of its petrol sibling, and is also exempt from charges like the London congestion charge due to producing zero emissions.
The MINI is famed for its go-kart like handling, but now with instant electric power, the MINI Electric is enhanced further as a complete and fun little package. It's not slow either, with 0-62mph taking just 7.3 seconds, and a top speed where legal of 93mph.
There are two ways to charge a MINI Electric, using either A/C (Alternating Current) or D/C (Direct Current). The fastest way is to use a D/C charging station - this means the MINI Electric can reach an 80% charge status in just 40 minutes.
A/C charging can be done in a number of ways. Charging at home, using a 3-pin charger commonly found in the home will take the MINI Electric to an 80% state of charge in 12 hours. However, you can charge the car faster will a wall box, which drops the charging time to just 3 hours.
Wall boxes are available costing around £400-£1000 depending on power offered and government grants available. There is also a really useful MINI Connected app that lets MINI Electric owners pre-condition their temperature inside the MINI before setting off, allowing a cool car in summer and warm car in winter.
- Fully digital display cockpit
- Design highlights in Energetic Yellow
- MINI Navigation System
- Apple CarPlay
- AC and DC charging
- AC home (occasional 3-pin plug) and AC public charging (type 2 – 7.4 kW) cables
- Rain sensor and automatic headlight activation
Test Drive the MINI Electric
Embrace the future of electric driving with MINI. Sometimes it seems that the future can go too far away from the real essence of driving, but the MINI Electric keeps the main ingredients that have made the MINI so iconic from the start - only now it has welcomed the future with electric power.
If there was ever a car that suited the quirky nature of electric power, and a new way of motoring, the MINI Electric is 100% the textbook answer.
Discover more by contacting your local Stratstone MINI retailer today to arrange a test drive, or to find out more.