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MINI introduces Aceman concept – its first all-electric crossover previewing new brand design language

MINI Aceman

Freshly electrified brand MINI has introduced a new concept called the Aceman – a design preview of its future generation of electric models in the premium small car segment. The Aceman’s unique design features sustainability factors like zero chrome or leather – plus, it sort of glows in the dark.

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Nissan slashes 2022 LEAF price to $27.5k, under $20k after Fed Tax credit

Nissan LEAF price

Move over, Mini Electric, there’s a new price-friendly EV in town. Nissan has released pricing on its all-electric 2022 Nissan LEAF, and it’s pretty aggressive. The automaker slashed the LEAF price by over $4,200 compared to the 2021 models, making it the most affordable EV in the US… at least for now.

Check all the latest EV prices in the Electrek EV Low Price and leasing guides.

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The Electrek Review: Mini SE is a fun, instant classic, but oh, that range…

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…



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See the upcoming MINI Electric get assembled in this short production line video

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.



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BMW unveils an all-electric version of the classic Mini – its third electric Mini concept

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.”

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A battery-powered MINI is still under consideration, but not coming soon

MINI-E-RACE-Ring-4BMW’s MINI brand has been expected to come out with a battery-powered vehicle for a long time now. In 2009, when BMW was first working on its “i” program, which eventually resulted in the i3 and i8, the company produced a few hundreds “MINI E” to test its electric drivetrain technology, but the vehicle never made it to a wide release.

During the Frankfurt Motor Show, Auto Express spoke with MINI’s product management chief Ralph Mahler who didn’t rule out an electric MINI, but it wouldn’t be for anytime soon…

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