MINI Sees An Electric Cooper Future In Its Crystal Ball

Just like most automakers, MINI is heading towards a zero-emission future, and opening this new chapter is the Electric Concept.

Its name basically speaks for itself – a show car with an electric powertrain, whose details have yet to be released, but which previews a production vehicle, as the BMW Chairman, Harald Kruger, confirmed last month, when it was unveiled.

There’s a long journey between presenting it as a study and transforming it into a production car, so those looking into seeing it with their own eyes will have to visit the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, where this MINI is being shown to the public for the first time.

It comes with an evolutionary styling featuring updated lighting units on both ends, modified bumpers and side skirts, and a new grille. Highlighting its new purpose are the colorful bits that adorn its body, in addition to the omnipresent Union Jack accents, and unique rims.

MINI continues to keep the concept’s doors closed, suggesting perhaps that it doesn’t have a fully functional cabin yet, but it would have been interesting to see the brand’s idea of a futuristic dashboard.


  • sean tooher

    and yes the rear number plate on facelifted MINi is going to the bumper. at the front it will be lower than (not in) the grill as it is now …. FACT …. I know this 🙂

  • “details have yet to be released”


  • Auf Wiedersehen

    AH HA! THAT’S the problem with all these manufacturers late to the EV game….They are using a Crystal Ball to plan their future.

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    Why do manufactures feel the need to make their EV offerings look so overly done in the details while keeping the overall design so uninspired?