What Car? says...
The Mini Electric – like a Georgian-style country house that’s just been built – takes appealing retro aesthetics and gives them a thoroughly modern twist.
In fact, while the Mini has its roots in the Fifties, this version of the car has the heart of a Generation Z eco-warrior. It runs purely on electricity as the name suggests and, with 181bhp, it's very nearly as powerful as the equivalent petrol-powered Cooper S.
Does that make the Mini Electric less recommendable than similarly priced alternatives such as the Honda E, Mazda MX-30, Peugeot e-208 and Renault Zoe? Read on over the next few pages of this review and we’ll tell you all you need to know, including what it's like to drive, how well made the interior is and what the running costs are like.
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