MINI Electric

Key facts

Battery size: 32.6 kWh
Electric driving range (WLTP): 142 / 143 miles
Real-world electric driving range*: 110 /120 miles
Maximum rapid charging rate: 50 kW
Price: From £31,000

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Mini Electric

Summary


The MINI Electric is based on the petrol-powered MINI Hatch. Most EVs have a battery that is within the entire central floor area, however the MINI Electric has a T-shaped battery inserted, which sits between the front seats and below the rear seats. So the main weight of the powertrain has changed from being very near the front of the car and quite high, to very low and more central: it’s effectively now mid/rear-engined. 

This means that the MINI, and its driver, still sits low down on the road; the centre of gravity is at least 30 millimetres lower than in the MINI Cooper S. However it also results in limited space for a battery, so the battery can’t be very big, and the driving range can’t be very long (142-143 miles).

Although the car has grown larger over the years, compared to most other modern cars, the MINI is still small, including the size of the boot (211 litres) and rear seat legroom, and the Electric model only has two doors plus the hatchback and four seats.

The MINI is still front-wheel drive and it weighs 1,440kg, which is heavier than the petrol model, but this is relatively light for an EV.

At a 50 kW DC rapid charger, a 0-80% charge can take just 36 minutes.

 

Trim levels


Level 2
Level 3
Resolute

 

Other facts & figures (MINI Electric Level 2)


Doors: 3
Seats: 4
Boot size: 211 litres
Kerb weight: 1,440 kg
Towing weight: 0 kg
Benefit in Kind (BIK) company car tax (2022/23): 2%
Insurance group: 22-23
Power: 184 PS
Torque: 270 Nm
Max speed: 93 mph
0-62 mph: 7.3 seconds

* = Depends on driving style, weather etc
 
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