2020 MINI Electric Teased, Debuts July 9th

MINI is gearing up to unveil the 2020 Cooper SE on July 9th and the company is trying to build up hype by releasing a new teaser video.

Dubbed “Charged with Passion,” the clip showcases a handful of classic MINI models before providing a few glimpses of their upcoming electric vehicle. Unfortunately, there isn’t much to see besides a charging port and the familiar shape of the hatchback.

MINI didn’t say much about the model, but stated the Cooper SE will have an inventive spirit and an iconic design. The company also played up the eco aspects by saying customers can expect “peace of mind knowing you’re not only helping make our roads quieter, and the air we breathe cleaner – but your petrol station days are over, too.”

While MINI was tight-lipped on details, they’re currently accepting pre-orders in a number of different counties including Germany, France, Norway, Sweden and The Netherlands. Their website also suggests the model will be offered in Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The Cooper SE will go into production in November and previously spy photos have shown it will be distinguished by a fully enclosed grille with a yellow stripe. The yellow theme will also be echoed on the mirror caps and four-spoke alloy wheels.

Also Read: Electric 2020 Mini Cooper SE Drops All Camo For Official Photo Shoot

Full details will be announced next month, but the model is slated to have a 33 kWh lithium-ion battery which enables the car to travel approximately 114 miles (183 km) on a single charge. That isn’t very far by today’s standards and the model’s electric motor – which reportedly produces 181 hp (135 kW / 184 PS) – is weaker than that used on the Chevrolet Bolt and Nissan Leaf Plus.

 

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  • This is supposed to be a “hot hatch,” so it’s sad that with exactly half the range of a Chevy Bolt, the Mini Cooper S E won’t at least be quicker than the heavier (and likely less expensive) Bolt.

    The images from the photo shoot in LA show the unnecessary hood scoop from the Mini Cooper S on the Mini Cooper S E. However, a frame from the “Charged with Passion” video shows the car without the unnecessary hood scoop. Skip the scoop!

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    • Matt

      The bottom image is from the concept car, notice the different mirrors and bumper design. The production model
      gets the scoop.

    • Alex Stoyanov

      All Gen 2 and 3 MINI Cooper S & JCW models (except for Countryman) have a non-functional hood scoop. It was there on Gen 1 because of the supercharger but people like it so just like any other car in the market – this one gets a fake vent too.

  • Bash

    Yep here it is, just like a normal Mini, just little more goofy and ugly wheels.

    • StrangerGP

      Don’t forget about the yellow bits. At least they’re not green or blue, they’re innovative!

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