Mini Electric Prototype Spied With New Digital Driver’s Display

Mini have manged to slowly but surely build up suspense for their electrified vehicle, having recently teased us with a glimpse of the car’s enclosed grille and asymmetrical four-spoke wheels.

Unfortunately, neither of those things are visible in this latest set of spy images, which show a lightly camouflaged Mini EV prototype still wearing its regular wheels, as well as older version of the automaker’s lighting units.

Small, but meaningful changes

We don’t expect the Mini Electric’s interior to be very different from that of other current Mini products. However, these spy images reveal that the prototype is fitted with a new digital driver’s display, looking a little bit like a more oval and much smaller version of Mercedesdual-display setup.

Since it replaces the old gauge cluster, which held information regarding speed, rpm, fuel level and so on, expect the new display to house all this info and more, while possibly also offering users the chance to customize their read-out – as most automakers do nowadays.

Then there’s the gearshift lever, which is also visible. However, it’s the exact same one Mini’s been using on its latest models.

Different than your average Mini

The previously mentioned aero changes will make the Mini Electric look a little more like last year’s Electric Concept, with a similar grille and wheels, and perhaps even similar headlights and taillights.

Whether it will also get features such as the concept‘s side skirts or flush tailgate, remains to be seen.

As for its powertrain, since the old Mini E’s 35 kWh battery gave it roughly 200 horsepower and a 100 mile (160 km) EV range, we definitely think this newer car can do a lot better.

Mini will unveil their upcoming electric model sometime in 2019.

more photos...

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops

  • Adi

    Well, it’s about time. They should also redesign the ancient looking center stack.

  • :/ Yurr

    Nice tablet…smh

My Other Lexus Is A… Boat: Luxury Brand Launches $3.5 Million LY 650 Yacht

65-foot Lexus LY 650 offers up to 2,700 horsepower: that’s 450 hp for each of the six passengers it accommodates.

South African Driver Tries To Flee With Police Officer On Her Hood To Avoid Ticket

The South African driver was charged with reckless driving and resisting arrest.

Beige 2009 Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster Is One Of A Kind, Thankfully

This 2009 Mercedes SLR McLaren Roadster features a bespoke factory special order paint job.

Kia Considers Turning The Picanto City Car Into An Affordable EV

Nothing is confirmed yet but Kia really wants to have a mini electric vehicle in its European range.

Lamborghini Sian’s Design Will Not Influence Next Aventador

The Lamborghini Aventador’s successor may have been pushed back until 2024.

Amazon Places Order For 100,000 Electric Delivery Vans From Rivian

The first Amazon-branded electric vans from Rivian will enter service in 2021 .

Tuscan Sun Rolls-Royce Cullinan Is Pure Wealth On Wheels

Aside from its Tuscan Sun exterior, this Rolls-Royce Cullinan features a dual-tone Dark Spice and Tan interior.

Genesis G70, BMW 7-Series And Others Awarded For Their Infotainment Systems

Kia and Hyundai took top honors in four out of a possible eight vehicle segments.

B&B-Tuned VW Beetle Convertible Has 380 PS, Hits 62 MPH In 5.2 Sec

It will cost you almost €10,000 to get B&B’s Stage 4 kit for the Beetle Cabrio 2.0 TSI.

Fiat Chrysler Planning To Test Vehicle-To-Grid Technology In Italy

FCA is joining forces with Terna for an innovative technology laboratory able to trial various electric mobility services.