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Mini Cooper SE
Mini Cooper SE
Mini’s first electric car comes in at an attractive price point, finds Jonathan Musk
Jonathan Musk

Mini’s first production electric car has been a long time coming, with the original Mini E trials having taken place way back in 2008 that ultimately led to the creation of the BMW i brand and the i3. However, more than a decade on, Mini’s borrowing tech from the i3, rather than the other way around.

Its new car is pwoered by an i3 motor, dishing up 184hp and 270Nm torque to power the front wheels. Acceleration from 0-62mph takes just 7.3 seconds, onto its top speed of 93mph.

The quick little car is aided by the lack of any oversized battery pack, but this does of course come at a price and potentially the Mini’s only obvious shortcoming – a range of 163 miles from the car’s 32.6kWh battery.

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