Round one 12 months after the MINI Cooper SE broke cowl, the automaker has put collectively 11,000 models, with the milestone automotive celebrated on the Oxford plant within the UK not too long ago.
This is a crucial achievement for the BMW-owned model, contemplating the UK is its second largest market, with 19 % of all MINI fashions bought there being both the electrical subcompact hatchback or the plug-in hybrid Countryman. So far, greater than 3,000 orders for the Cooper SE got here from the UK.
“We’re delighted the MINI Electric is so successful within the UK and that our clients love the automotive as a lot as we do. It’s improbable to see the rising reputation of electrified automobiles – the UK already accounts for almost a fifth of worldwide MINI Electrical and MINI Countryman Plug-in Hybrid gross sales and we all know that demand is rising”, stated David George, MINI UK’s Director.
Constructed alongside the ICE-powered variations, manufacturing of the zero-emission supermini might be adjusted to satisfy international demand because of the excessive stage of flexibility on the manufacturing facility. Subsequent 12 months, MINI expects round a 3rd of the 3-door Hatch fashions constructed at Oxford to be absolutely electrical.
Priced at £24,900 ($32,274) domestically, together with the Plug-in Automotive Grant, the Cooper SE has a 181 HP (184 PS / 135 kW) and 199 lb-ft (270 Nm) of torque electrical motor powered by the 32.6 kWh battery. The latter helps DC quick charging and offers it a variety of 140-145 miles (225-233 km).
The U.S.-spec mannequin begins from $29,900 and gives an EPA-rated vary of 110 miles (177 km).