Mini Cooper has opened pre-order bookings for Mini Electric, its first fully electric vehicle, which will be launched in March 2020. Mini Cooper has announced this information to mark its 60th anniversary.
Mini Electric will deliver 144+ miles/ 234 KM of range. It will come with 4 different driving modes, and a choice of 16 inch or 17-inch wheels.
The model will deliver a power output of 184 hp, torque of 270 Nm, acceleration from 0-100 KM in 7.3 seconds
Mini Electric gets its lithium-ion battery, with a capacity of 32.6 kWh, it can be fully charged in:
4 hours with wall box and
12 hours with 3 pin plug at home
Rapid charging can at done at public DC charging stations in 35 minutes.
The entire dashboard will be digital, digital display screen of 6.5 inch will have a navigation system with real-time traffic information, App connectivity, and other connected services like apple car play, android auto.
In Great Britain, On-road price will be £27,900, Since Great Britain grants £3,500 deduction on the plug-in vehicle, it will cost £24,400 on road including value-added tax.
All customers who pre-order vehicles will also get an opportunity to test-drive vehicles before the official launch.
Major Manufacturers Joining
Mini cooper is one more addition to the list of established manufacturers joining the electric vehicle revolution after Nissan (Leaf), Jaguar (i-Pace), BMW (i3S), Hyundai (Kona), Audi (E-Tron), Mitsubishi electric (iMiev), Dodge, Kia (e-Niro)
Porsche is may launch its electric car, Taycan, in 2020 March.
Mazda, Honda, Volkswagen (ID3), Jeep, Lexus, Ferrari, Toyota, Mercedes (EQ), Volvo may announce or launch their first fully electric car in 2020 or within next 3 years.
Globally, Tesla and Nissan, both brands are still leading in sales volume. Tesla will further boost its market share with the launch of the Tesla Roadster and Tesla Model Y in 2020.