WATCH | The Mini goes green with its new electric model

<i>Image: Press Association Media</i>
<i>Image: Press Association Media</i>

Mini has long been a favourite of many and now has its own electric version of the manufacturer's popular hatch model.

Powered by a 32.6kWh battery, it has a power figure of 134kW and reaches the 0-100km/h mark in 7.3-seconds. The battery boasts a range of 233km.

The new MINI Cooper SE will be available for sale in South Africa, in limited quantities, from the first quarter of 2021.

Minor changes

The car looks pretty much the same on the outside as a normal Mini, with a different wheel and splashes of lime green paint on the side mirrors, grille and wheel trim.

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On the inside things also haven't changed much with the only inclusion being the digital dials that shows the driver total driving range.

The new MINI Cooper SE will be the first purely electrically powered premium small car, paving the way to a sustainable, yet at the same time, highly emotional driving experience in urban traffic.

This will be the first MINI and first small car in the premium segment to run on electrical power only. The electric motor will deliver 135kW and 270Nm. 

The model-specific lithium-ion battery enables a range of 235 to 270 kilometres – without constraints in terms of a luggage compartment volume.

Compiled by Robin Classen

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