Performance-focused Cooper S E will be first for the brand and the first all-electric hot hatchback on sale Mini’s first electric car will also be the industry’s first electric hot hatch, engineering sources in Germany have revealed. Rather than a sole focus on economy and eking out range, Mini is developing its electric car with
The German plug-in electric car (PEV) market grew 23% in June, to 5,709 registrations, with plug-in hybrids (+25%) and fully electric cars (+21%) growing at a similar pace. In 2018, all-electrics are reaching 1% share, while plug-in hybrids have also grown their share to 1%, resulting in a total PEV share of 2%. But the
BMW scored one of its best ever results for plug-in electric car sales in June, delivering around 9,350 units (up 79.8% year-over-year) and a record 42,573 in the first half of the year. In June, plug-ins accounted for 4% of total BMW & MINI sales, while for the first six months that market share number
A fully electric version of the Mini will be built at the Cowley plant in Oxford, BMW has said. The carmaker said the model would go into production in 2019, with Oxford the main “production location” for the Mini three-door model. However, the electric motor will be built in Germany before being shipped to Cowley
I was recently lucky enough to have an extended test drive of the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid, a car I’ve been keen to experience since I got word that the electric MINI’s were coming. With an electric range of 24.8 miles (NEDC) this car could be the answer to fairly short distance commuters who are
We are lucky today to get the loan of the new plug-in electric hybrid Mini Countryman for the weekend from our friends at BMW. Jo, our sales and business administrator, drew the long straw and will get to enjoy the new car until Monday. It shows an electric range of up to 22 miles (25
MINI has released full specs, further details, and an extensive photo gallery ahead of the launch of its first production plug-in hybrid – the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 plug-in hybrid. The MINI Countryman PHEV (which is the name we are going with from here on out), begins sales in Europe and the US and in June.