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What is the MINI Electric?

The MINI Electric is an all-electric car from one of the world’s most iconic brands. With standout design, up to 145 miles of range, rapid recharging, city-friendly dimensions, a stylish interior, and an amped-up twist on MINI’s fun driving character, it now adds all the cost-saving and eco-benefits of going electric to the MINI formula. It’s the perfect electric car for the daily commute, evenings out, weekends away and more. Find out more here

How many miles can a MINI Electric do on a full charge?

The MINI Electric can travel up to 145 miles (WLTP) on a full charge. Since the average UK driver does just 21 miles a day, and 145 miles is enough to get you from Heathrow to Bristol, Birmingham to Leeds, Newcastle to Edinburgh, or Manchester to the Lake District, the MINI Electric has enough range for most journeys. Plus, it’s quick to top-up from 0-80% in just 36 minutes on 50kW rapid public chargers. Check out top tips from MINI Electric drivers for making the most of your range here

What is the MINI Electric like to drive?

The MINI Electric drives just like a normal MINI, but with a special all-electric spark. Thanks to its 184hp and 270Nm of all-electric torque, you can zip from 0-62mph in as little as 7.3 seconds, while the MIN Electric’s low-slung battery keeps its weight close to the ground to dial up that classic nippy iconic MINI driving character. Find out why real MINI Electric drivers love their car here

Where can I charge my MINI Electric?

When you’re out and about, the MINI Electric can be charged using rapid or ultra-rapid public chargers, topping up the battery from 0-80% in as little as 36 minutes on a 50kW charger. At home, you can charge the MINI Electric using a dedicated home charging wallbox, or even a 2.3kW supply if a wallbox isn’t available. Learn more about charging the MINI Electric here

How long does it take to charge the MINI Electric?

Using rapid or ultra-rapid 50kW+ public chargers, you can quickly boost your MINI Electric’s range from 0-80% in as little as 36 minutes. At home, you can top up the MINI Electric’s battery from 0-80% in just 3hrs 12min using an 11kW home charging wallbox, or fully charge the car overnight in 12 hours from a 2.3kW home supply. Learn more about charging the MINI Electric here

Is the MINI Electric a good buy?

At What Car? we’ve given the MINI Electric a three-star review, while our colleagues at Autocar have given the MINI Electric a four-star review. Our What Car? road test team had particular praise for the MINI Electric’s zippy acceleration, smart upmarket interior and competitive price.

How practical is the MINI Electric to live with?

The MINI Electric is an incredibly practical car to live with. Its up-to 145 mile range (WLTP) is enough for a most daily journeys, while you can cost-effectively recharge the MINI Electric at home overnight, or rapidly top up its battery from 0-80% in as little as 36 minutes on a 50kW rapid public charger. Inside, there’s seating for four, with between 211 litres of luggage space as standard, and 731 litres when you fold the rear seats down. Read more about what it’s like to live with the MINI Electric from a real owner here.

How much boot space is there in a MINI Electric?

With between 211 litres of luggage space as standard, and 731 litres when you fold the rear seats down, there’s plenty of room in the MINI Electric for all that life throws at you. Read more about some of the great features that real MINI Electric drivers love here.

How much does a MINI Electric cost to buy?

Pricing for the MINI Electric range starts at £27,000. With a choice of three stylish trims, some uniquely exclusive special editions and a wide range of personalised customisation options, there are a wealth of ways to make your MINI Electric feel uniquely you.

How much does it cost to fully charge a MINI Electric?

How much it costs to charge a MINI Electric depends on where you charge it, and for how long. Charging at home overnight, when electric rates are cheapest, is the most cost-effective way. The rates for using fast, rapid and ultra-rapid public chargers will vary and will typically be a bit more expensive. You can find out more about charging costs here, but MINI reckons that the MINI Electric should cost around 4p per mile to run – roughly 2x to 5x cheaper than cars with a petrol or a diesel engine.

Is the MINI Electric eligible for the electric car grant?

The MINI Electric is eligible for the UK government’s plug-in car grant, which is worth £1,500.

What are the servicing schedules for a MINI Electric?

With fewer parts to service and maintain, keeping a MINI Electric in tip-top condition is easier than a petrol or diesel engine. MINI UK offers owners a choice of a pay-upfront MINI Electric Service Inclusive package that combines four years of comprehensive services into one payment, or a Pay Monthly Electric Service Plan.