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MINI Cooper Electric SE Sneak Preview

During the 2019 New York City Formula E race, MINI offered a first hand look at their new Cooper SE Electric model. For those who recall the original MINI Cooper Electric model, a limited few were lucky enough to lease the vehicle when it was released back in 2008, and it served as a late-stage beta test for future BMW and MINI electric vehicles such as the ActiveE and i3. Public interest levels surrounding MINI's new electric vehicle remain high among connoisseurs and casual onlookers alike.



Representatives from MINI have confirmed that the US model MINI Cooper Electric SE will operate on 94Ah batteries similar to the i3. The expected range for the new MINI will be roughly 120 to 170 miles per charge dependent on multiple factors. Although there will be only one battery configuration available, optional components, such as wheels and tires, can affect the range. The new MINI will feature a J1772 charging port which can take an empty battery to roughly 80% in approximately 30 minu…