The Mini car range is set to get a new 3-door full electric model in 2019 to add to petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid options currently available.
Its 60 years since the iconic Mini first hit the roads and the pure electric model will be yet another milestone for one of Britain’s best-selling new cars.
An early Mini full electric pilot, the Mini E model which was a test vehicle and subsequently led to the much-acclaimed BMW i3 pure electric model has paved the way for this much anticiapted full electric MINI to go into full production at the Oxford plant in England.
When Will The New Mini Electric Go On Sale In The UK?
There’s no official release date yet but order books are expected to be open by the last quarter of 2019 for the all-new full electric Mini with deliveries of the first cars expected in the first quarter of 2020.
The Mini is one of the UK’s favourite and best-selling new cars and expectations are that it will be a big hit in its new full electric guise.
How Far Will The New Mini Electric Travel On A Full Charge?
No official figures have been released yet but the Mini Electric will be sharing and take advantage of similar technologies to the BMW i3, so a practical assumption is that you will be able to travel in the region of 140-160 miles on a full charge, although official figures may be higher realistic driving conditions rarely match official manufacturers specs.
Charging will be available via public fast-chargers (approx. 3 hours on standard public charger and under an hour on the more powerful fast chargers), charging on standard domestic/home chargers could take 4-5 hours. The new Mini electric will likely be eligible for a government grant of up to £500 for a home install of a charging point under current government guidelines.
The new Mini Pure Electric will also pack a decent punch for a full electric vehicle outputting around 160PS with 0-62mph achievable in around 7.5 seconds make it a great around town vehicle that will offer super-low running costs.
Equipment & Specs Of The New Mini Electric
The Full Electric Mini will share the same equipment as the current range with any new incoming updates too. Expect a lot of optional extras and customisation options too.
The accommodation of the electric battery in the rear isn’t expected to result in any significant concessions inside the vehicle.
You can contact us on 0161 946 3500 to be kept up to date and be the first to know when order books are open. In the meantime you could also look at 2019 MINI Plug-in Hybrid models.