BMW has just introduced the first widely available all-electric Mini Cooper. This electric car will be available in 2020. According to the news that this Mini will have introductory price around $35,000 and travel 235 kilometers (146 miles) per charge. Compared to similarly priced EVs on the road now with more than 200 miles of range, like the Kona Electric or the Tesla Model 3, the Mini’s mileage figure looks paltry. But before it hits the road there will be more capable electric cars and the Mini gets a more realistic EPA mileage rating.
Meanwhile, this is also the first electric car in the BMW Group family that offers the driver a choice between full regenerative breaking and light.
First all-Electric Mini
With more info about the car, basically this electric car is front wheel drive car. On the other hand, the three-door that adds a few cheeky touches to the Cooper’s typically sassy style, such as little yellow bars and accents around the place, a telltale E logo and a closed-over front grille.
Besides that the Mini electric has 16-inch rims have a memorable look, too, featuring an attractively asymmetric design that recalls the power sockets this thing will pull its electrons from. The new Mini Cooper SE is the brand’s first purely electric small car, with a range of between 235 and 270 kilometers (146 to 168 miles) and a fast-charging possible at up to 50 kW.
The small electric motor sits under the hood, and a 32.6-kWh, T-shaped lithium-ion battery unit sits under the floor. It takes Type 2 and CCS Combo 2 charging plugs up to a maximum of 50 kW, meaning you can get yourself an 80 percent charge in about 35 minutes if you need to plug in on the go.
With such power, the Cooper will reach to 60 mph in just 7.3 seconds. On the other hand, engine is capable of producing performance that is equivalent to 181 HP. Driver can also get the rapid acceleration, which is a natural benefit of all-electric engines, and a really quick jump off the line to 37 mph in just 3.9 seconds.