The first fully electric car produced by Mini will be the star of today’s episode of Special Coverage program. In the attached video, we will introduce the all-new 2020 Mini Cooper SE, test-driven by our website founder Mousub Shashaa in Miami, USA.
After Mini became 60 years old, the company decided to take up the challenge and enter the world of producing fully electric cars. The beginning of this idea started many years ago when the year 2008 witnessed the launch of a new Mini Cooper E electric concept, but they didn’t make a production version. However, in 2017 another electric concept was revealed to pave the way for the new and advanced 2020 Mini SE that we will test in today’s episode.
Watch the 2020 Mini Cooper ES electric car test-driven:
The 2020 mini electric car comes with a closed front grille, yellow accents and a new logo that indicates it works on electric energy. The car also got yellow side mirrors, yellow touches on the rims, and yellow emblems everywhere.
The storage space in this mini car is 210 liters, and it can reach 720 liters when third-row seats are folded, which is an excellent space for a car in this category.
Mechanically, the first electric production car from Mini is powered by an electric motor mounted in the regular engine bay, and it generates 135 kW, equivalent to approximately 184 hp and 270 Nm of torque. This is the same engine used in BMW i3, which we have previously test-driven.
The new Mini can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds, and this all-electric car can provide its driver with a range of 235 km to 275 km per electric charge.
The price of the Mini Cooper SE 2020 is 30,000 USD on the world market, which equals 112,500 SAR.