Monday, August 10, 2020

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The Mini electric review is here, this ev car starts around £25,000 including the government grant in the UK and you can choose from the level 1, 2  or 3, ours is a 2 which is mid spec, and includes heated seats etc, ours retailed for just under £26,500.
 
The electric Mini has been on the cards for quite some time there were even some prototypes quite some years ago and the dev time makes sense too, Mini and their customers wanted an electric mini, perfect for commuting, with a reasonable price and characteristics of the car they know and loved, in a word a Mini with pure electric powertrain, with no compromise on the existing platform yet still offering you the engaging and fun drive you bought the car for in the first place.
 
The challenge came with making it electric yet keeping it as it looked, yet 0 emission, the ev gubins and know how came from the BMW i3, a great car in itself - but the clever thing about the Mini is it is exactly as it was - It is just electric, no compromise on safety, no compromise on space and quite surprisingly just as fun just a different power delivery.
 
The tech guys knew keeping it an engaging drive would need some thinking, hence the laid the batteries on the chassis in a specific format to aid this.
 
Range wise you're looking at 140 miles however it will go up or down depending on how you drive.
 
A very reasonably priced electric car with the pzazz of the original, it may take a while to get used to instant power, but it's worth it.
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