MINI prepares electric hot-hatch

MINI electric hot-hatch

MINI is preparing the launch of its first fully electric model, which will be more than just the next car on the market. This will be the world’s first “hot-hatch”.

They are currently testing electric prototypes based on the three-door standard MINI Cooper S modification. They are built on the UKL1 platform, built specifically for all-electric power units.

According to the information, the future MINI Cooper S E will receive the engine of the BMW i3 S, which develops a power of 181 hp. And that means the electric hot-hatch will be as powerful as the standard Cooper S, whose petrol engine develops 180 hp. In this case, the extra weight of the batteries will be compensated for by a higher torque, which will allow the electric car to be as fast as a standard motor version.

The current model will get the same lithium-ion batteries as the BMW i3. And that means the MINI will be able to travel about 320 km on a single charge.

MINI plan to present Cooper S E during the 60th Anniversary celebrations. Sales of the electric car will start at the end of the year.

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