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MINI Cooper Electric Preview

You’ve seen the iconic MINI Cooper all over San Francisco, and in early 2020, the classic hardtop 2-door MINI styling we all know and love will be available as an all-electric model! MINI vehicles have a reputation for being fuel-efficient and stylish as it is, but with the MINI Cooper Electric, you’ll be saving even more in Pleasanton – and remain eco-friendly while you’re at it. Join East Bay MINI as we share all of the MINI electric car details we know so far in our MINI Cooper Electric preview, then find out how you can be one of the first behind the wheel with our pre-order form!

MINI Electric Car Battery and Charge Time

The MINI Electric confidently enters the EV market with ultra-fast charge time at public DC fast-charging stations, making it easy to stop and plug in when you’re out and about in Oakland. The following details have been confirmed by MINI:

32.6 kWh MINI Electric Battery

  • Charges to 80 percent in just 35 minutes when using a public DC fast-charging station.
  • Charges with a 120V outlet at home using your included charging cable; this will take quite a bit longer to reach a full charge, but many drivers will find that an overnight at-home charge will get them the range they need to commute to and from work each day.
  • You can also charge at a level 2 charging spot, which will take more time than a DC fast-charging station, but less time than a 120V outlet.
  • To keep the MINI Cooper Electric light and maneuverable and allow for plenty of luggage space, the battery is conveniently situated deep within the floor.
Mini Electric
Mini Electric

An Impressive Standard Suite of Features

To enhance your Livermore drives even further, you’ll find that the MINI electric car comes with a premium standard suite of features, including advanced heat pump technology, the convenience of keyless entry, in-vehicle navigation, and much more:

  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Electric Parking Brake
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors and Washer Jets
  • Heated Front Seats
  • LED Headlamps
  • Luxe Sport Leather Multifunctioning Steering Wheel

Combine these standard luxury amenities with zero CO2 emissions for a cleaner footprint, and the decision to switch to all-electric becomes pretty simple!

MINI Electric Motor Performance

In their own MINI Electric preview, Car and Driver state that the MINI Cooper Electric will boast a single electric motor that is capable of generating 181 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. With front-wheel drive, it is claimed that the MINI electric car will reach 0 – 62 mph in 7.3 seconds. As for the driving range? The official specs have not yet been released for the United States, but in Europe, its range is confirmed to be 146 to 168 miles.

Mini Electric
Mini Electric

What Are the Prototype Test Drive Reviews Saying?

Though it isn’t set to release for sale until early 2020, the MINI Cooper Electric prototype has been test-driven by a number of big names, including Bloomberg. In their expert review following their test spin, Bloomberg had a number of glowing things to say about the MINI electric car, stating that the front-wheel drive model “has the acceleration (zero-62 mph in 7.3 seconds), low center of gravity, and intense agility of a go-kart.” 

Bloomberg’s Hannah Elliott also appreciated the convenience of the thoughtfully low-set battery: “…there’s no obstructions along the bottom center of the floor, and the luggage compartment at the back is just as welcoming and spacious as that of any other Mini.”

Pre-Order Your MINI Cooper Electric at East Bay MINI Today!

Want to be one of the first behind the wheel of the groundbreaking MINI electric car in Pleasanton? Reserving your MINI Electric today is as easy as filling out your name, phone number, email, and address, plus a few questions regarding whether you currently own a MINI vehicle. If you have any questions prior to the pre-order process, please do not hesitate to contact us online or call us directly at 844-684-9295 – our MINI experts will be happy to assist!


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