Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
The Seat Mii Electric is one of the cheapest electric cars you can buy; a Renault Zoe costs considerably more. Yes, it’s still a lot pricier than comparable petrol-engined city cars, but, as electric cars go, the Mii Electric’s price is a real highlight.
To charge the battery from 0-80% from a 7kW home charger takes around four hours, while a 40kW rapid charger will do the same in one hour. A three-pin plug will juice it up in 13-16 hours, but you’ll have to pay extra for the cable – it’s a shame it doesn’t come with the car. These charging times are broadly in line with rival electric cars’.