Group plans to start leasing 500 all-electric vehicles for private use in daily
traffic next year. The MINI E will be available to select customers in
Based on the current MINI, the car will initially be available as a two-seater, with the backseat reserved for the battery. It will retain the same design with minor visual differences.
The MINI E is powered by a 150 kW electric motor fed by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and is entirely free of emissions. The battery provides a range of more 150 miles and is chargeable through any standard wall outlet. A provided wallbox will shorten entire charge time to 2.5 hours.
BMW will evaluate the test-drive findings to review performance in daily traffic and for research in mass-production. Cost and application process have not been announced.
company is considering offering the MINI E in
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