With the world premiere of an extraordinary car at the New York International Auto Show, the British car manufacturer MINI once again shows it’s passion for electric vehicles. The classic Mini Electric combines the historic look of the world’s favourite original Mini with sustainable electric driving and the latest technology.
The classic Mini Electric is the result of an imaginary journey through time, where the story of classic model is extended by a consecutive chapter. The original from the second half of the 20th century becomes a sympathetic ambassador for environmental awareness and a form of sustainable mobility whose future has just begun.
The latest MINI Electric Concept was announced in 2017 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, representing the brand’s first all-electric vehicle which will be unveiled by 2019, coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the classic Mini. The fully electric production vehicle is currently in development, based on the MINI 3 Door, and will be produced for the first time at MINI Plant Oxford next year.
MINI is playing a large role in sustainable motability within BMW Group and encouraging more economic driving. In 2008, the brand presented the MINI E – based on the predecessor model of the current MINI 3 Door, about 600 examples were produced and used in a field trial under everyday conditions. This played a central role in paving the way for the development of the BMW i3, which has been successful since 2013.
In addition to these models, MINI have already released the first Plug-In Hybrid model – the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 (fuel consumption combined: 2.3 - 2.1 l / 100 km, combined power consumption: 14.0 - 13.2 kWh / 100 km combined with CO2 emissions from fuel: 52 - 49 g / km). The all-wheel drive system guarantees driving pleasure on all terrains along with a very impressive 125km in electric mode.
This classic Mini Electric presented in New York will remain unique. A late and carefully restored example of the classic Mini Cooper serves as the basis for this special vehicle. It’s exterior red paint is complemented by a contrast white roof and characteristic bonnet strip, with the yellow MINI Electric logo in the brand emblem and on the wheel hubs.