Last month we reported on rumors that BMW had greenlit development of a high-performance “GP” version of the electric Mini. Today BMW announced that the car is indeed being worked on, but it will be designated as a “John Cooper Works” model, a name reserved for the brand’s highest-performance, track-ready vehicles.
MINI electric Stories December 2, 2020
MINI electric Stories October 28, 2020
BMW announced that it will release several new all-electric vehicles under the Mini brand in the next few years, including electric crossovers.
MINI electric Stories July 27, 2020
When BMW’s Mini announced that it would finally bring back the Mini Electric a full decade after the car had been previewed in limited release for potential EV owners, there was some excitement in the air. The Mini has always represented a fun, exciting, and compact car that could be quite popular in an EV form.
The record scratch moment came when it announced a range of barely 110 EPA miles and that its 32.6 kWh battery size was actually smaller than the Mini E demonstration car that people loved a decade ago.
Fast forward to this week when I finally got to drive, and to my surprise, really enjoy, the Mini SE…
MINI electric Stories June 16, 2020
BMW, the owner of the Mini brand, understands the vital importance of the Chinese auto market. And the Chinese government has aggressive goals for electric vehicles. So it’s not surprising that Mini will use a Chinese joint venture to produce two new SUVs: one all-electric and another powered by internal combustion.
MINI electric Stories August 13, 2019
BMW disappointed some with the specs of the new all-electric Mini Cooper SE, but many others are apparently still looking forward to it, as the automaker claims to have received “over 45,000 reservations” for the new all-electric car. expand full story
MINI electric Stories July 9, 2019
BMW has introduced the long-awaited all-electric Mini with its new Mini Cooper SE. We already know what it looks like but do its specs impress?
MINI electric Stories June 20, 2019
BMW is preparing to launch the Mini Electric next month and ahead of the unveiling of the production version, the automaker is teasing the new all-electric vehicle and opening orders in some markets. expand full story
MINI electric Stories May 31, 2019
BMW is going to launch an all-electric Mini car later this year and in order to promote the vehicle, they released a new video of a Mini all-electric towing a 150-ton Boeing 777. expand full story
MINI electric Stories May 28, 2019
It’s been ten years since the original MINI E hit the road in limited numbers, and BMW is ramping towards production of a new model slated to be released next year. This weekend we saw a short video of the MINI Electric‘s production line, showing that the car seems to be pretty far along and just about ready for prime time.
MINI electric Stories March 28, 2018
For a while now, BMW has been saying that its next all-electric vehicle after the i3 is going to be an electric Mini, but instead of unveiling the production vehicle, the German automaker has been unveiling electric Mini concept vehicles one after the other.
This week, it is unveiling the third concept electric Mini vehicle: “the classic Mini Electric.” expand full story