The New MINI Electric
Launching March 2020
Its been a long time coming, the New MINI Electric is almost amongst us. Battery technology has come on so far, and will more than likely become the norm, but for now those with range anxiety need not worry to much with a range up to 145 miles. Government grants also help towards the cost with approx £3500 been thrown in for good measure.
The new MINI Electric comes in three styles.
Simple and iconic.
Extra tech and more comfort.
Higher Spec and more customisation.
Common questions regarding the new MINI Electric:
Is it only available as a 3 door?
Yes, three door only at this stage.
What is the warranty on the battery?
The Warranty on the battery is 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever is reached first. The battery is also included in the price of the car.
Are there single options available for select?
The new MINI Electric is the first model in the MINI range with no single options available for simplicity and ease of ordering. However, you are still able to personalise your MINI Electric through a selection of paint and wheel options.
How much does it cost to charge the New MINI Electric ?
Based on £0.163 per kWh on average it costs £5.31 for a full charge. 1 mile costs only 4p.
How can I find public charging stations ?
Just use the MINI Connected app on the move or see the charging locations integrated into your Sat Nav!
How and where can I charge my car ?
You can charge your car at home using your Wallbox or your 3-pin plug home charging cable. You can also charge your car at one of the 9,000 public charging stations in the UK, either using AC public charging or a DC rapid charger.
Standard Equipment Highlights
- LED headlights and rear lights
– Fully digital display cockpit
– Automatic dual zone air conditioning
– AC and DC charging
– AC home (occasional 3-pin plug) and AC public charging (type 2 – 7.4 kW) cables
– Automatic transmission
– MINI Connected (including Remote Services)
– MINI Navigation System (displaying nearby public charging stations, also including Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) and Apple CarPlay)
– Heat pump (allowing excess heat from the motor to be utilised for heating cabin space when required, rather than utilising battery power to maximise efficiency)
– Pre-conditioning (to get the optimal performance from your battery, also enabling you to remotely heat or cool your vehicle prior to departure without impacting the range. This can be activated in your car or via the MINI Connected app)
– Two levels of power regeneration (including max regeneration and minimal regeneration – the energy recovery toggle allows you to alter the severity of automatic braking when releasing the throttle by changing the amount of energy being regenerated when coasting)
– Max. output: 184 hp
– Max. torque: 270 Nm
– 0–37 mph: 3.9 seconds
– 0–62 mph: 7.3 seconds BATTERY.
– Battery type: Lithium-Ion
– Gross battery content : 32.6 kWh
– Battery capacity : 93.2 Ah RANGE AND CONSUMPTION.
– Electric Range: 140 – 145 miles†
– Electric energy consumption (weighted): 3.9 – 4.1 miles/kWh (15.9 – 15.2 kWh/100 km)
– CO2 emissions: 0 g/km S
Obviously these facts and figures are open to variations depending on how the vehicles are used and in various climates. You should consult with the MINI dealer for exact information and specialist advice in all cases. The above is information collated over various MINI documents that MINI has every right to change at no notice.
Going from the subject title, is it any good ? Time will tell. Im hoping to get a drive in one once released, and i will give a full and detailed run down then.
GP4 Electric anyone ?
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To find out more about the MINI Electric, download the brochures https://www.mini.co.uk/en_GB/home/range/brochures.html