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, yet – with 181bhp – it's more powerful than the petrol-powered Cooper S.
Although official figures state that the Mini Electric is capable of up to 145 miles on a full charge (it varies slightly depending on which alloy wheels you go for), you’ll have to drive very gently and avoid motorways to coax it anywhere near that far. Indeed, we've struggle to get close to 100 miles in real-world driving. Read more here
Level 2 refers to the trim level of the Mini Electric. It's the entry-level trim (there used to be a Level 1 but this was dropped), with Level 3 offering more standard kit for a higher price. Read more here
The Mini Electric wasn’t included in the 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey, but Mini as a brand did rather well, claiming joint third place out of the 32 included brands. Read more here