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J.D. Power study shows EV owners more satisfied than ever, led by Rivian R1T, beating Tesla

J.D. Power EV

Consumer insights and analytics specialist J.D. Power has released its annual US Electric Vehicle Experience (EVX) Ownership Study that relays not only an increase in EV customer satisfaction but also a shift to more traditional factors, like vehicle quality and styling, rather than categories like range. In its first year of eligibility, the Rivian R1T garnered the top satisfaction rating amongst premium EVs, dethroning 2022’s leader, the Tesla Model 3.

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MINI announces limited series Cooper SE convertible offering an ‘open-air go-kart feeling’

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The age of all-electric convertibles is upon us in the form of a… MINI Cooper? That’s right, BMW Group has announced a limited series convertible version of the MINI Cooper SE. The EV’s production run will be under 1,000 units, so customers may need to scramble to get their hands on one later this year.

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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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BMW plans to reduce CO2 emissions in vehicle life cycles by 40% by 2030

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German automaker BMW has announced an updated timeline to reduce carbon emissions throughout the entire life cycle of its internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, including the entire production process. In an announcement ahead of next week’s IAA Mobility conference in Munich, the local automaker announced its new goal of a 40% reduction of 2019 CO2 levels by 2030, up from its previous goal of 33.3%.

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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…


BMW’s Mini confirms its first plug-in hybrid will be its next Countryman


I’ve hoped to see an electric Mini make it to market ever since BMW produced a few hundreds all-electric “MINI E” cars to test its electric drivetrain technology for what eventually became its “i” electric brand, but the vehicle never made it to a wide release.

Now although not fully electric, we should “pretty soon” see the first electric vehicle from BMW’s popular Mini brand, according to a brand representative. Expand

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… Expand