This battery-electric Cooper SE is crazy fun to drive, now available in US showrooms it is a great value that features the latest in a powerful electric motor, and dynamic handling.
We completely agree with Car and Driver’s Ezra Dyer when he said: “If you can live with 110 miles of range, MINI’s first proper EV, the Cooper SE, is a fun-to-drive bargain”.
While we were able to clock about 122 miles on a full charge the suggested range of 110 miles per charge may limit the fun factor for commuters with long drive times, but for shorter commutes, there is nothing like this sporty MINI. It is a perfect car for city errands, rides to the beach and back, and even for weekends away, with pre-planed coffee breaks that offer fast-charge stations.
The MINI Cooper SE decidedly suits those with youthful vigor and a fresh active lifestyle. Those that identify with the essential place of design in their daily lives and are editors of their personal style will rejoice with the low-key vibe and sporty style of the MINI Cooper, both inside and out. Built with a low center of gravity, with a 0 – 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, the powerful electric motor the MINI Cooper SE is a true performance car that retains all the fun-to-drive attributes MINI owners have come to know and love
The MINI Cooper SE comes standard with AC Charging at up to 7.4 kW, which allows for a 100% charge at home in as little as 4 hours, as well as DC Charging at up to 50 kW, which allows for charging at public stations in as little as 35 minutes to achieve an 80% charge, and utilizes the SAE Combo fast charging standard. From the outside, you will immediately notice the new EV Specific Filler Flap with an LED status indicator for when the vehicle is in charge mode. The MINI Cooper SE also includes a programmable locking feature that can prevent the charge cord from being unplugged when charging and can automatically unlock when fully charged to allow others needing charge access to the charger. The MINI Cooper SE also comes standard with a two-mode regenerative braking system to help maximize the recharging of the battery while also meeting your personal driving style preference.
For those that are considering a second car, or prioritizing sustainability for their primary ride will find that MINI Cooper SE does not sacrifice performance, technology or style for economy or efficiency. The MINI Cooper SE has an MSRP of $29,900, federal tax credits and state electric vehicle tax credits make the MINI Cooper SE even more attractive. In some cases, qualified consumers can get a MINI Cooper SE for as low as $17,900, along with additional incentives such as HOV lane access in some states. Mini Cooper SE.
Photography: David Lewis Taylor.
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