The MINI we know and love gets an all-electric update to celebrate its 60th anniversary

Take one of the most popular cars in the UK, choose the best-selling body style, throw in a battery pack and surely, you’ve got yourself a winner!?

all-electric MINI Cooper SE

That’s right, It may not look all that different on the outside, but under the familiar shell of the latest MINI lies a new fully electric motor.

all-electric MINI Cooper SE

As you look closer, you may spot a few signs that this is the case, such as a charging port where the filler cap once was and a futuristic cabin featuring a totally digital dashboard display.

all-electric MINI Cooper SE

However, whilst this is clearly a ‘big deal’ and probably the biggest change to the line-up for 6 decades, fans of this iconic vehicle will be pleased to see that it looks almost exactly the same as the classic MINI hatch and will possibly handle even better.

all-electric MINI Cooper SE

Instead of trying to divide opinions with a radical new design, MINI have taken the conventional route, of course with the usual level of customisation we’ve come to expect with these fun little runabouts.

all-electric MINI Cooper SE

The iconic MINI, powered by electricity and built for the joy of driving

The fun-factor is as present as ever and since the MINI E is classed as a low-emission vehicle, drivers will enjoy lower running costs compared to other MINIs on the market.

all-electric MINI Cooper SE

Charging is quick and simple, giving 80% charge in just over half an hour and there is the option to either charge up at home or whilst out and about.

all-electric MINI Cooper SE

It was only a matter of time before the MINI joined the EV club and stats so far are looking good; top speed should be 93mph and supposedly, its BMW i3S motor can produce 181bhp and 199 lb ft of torque.

all-electric MINI Cooper SE

If the name is giving you deja-vu, that’s because the original MINI E was a prototype in 2008 but this never made it into the hands of the general public. Now though, the ‘E’ is available to pre-order for real and will be in showrooms by March 2020.

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