It’s the MINI 3-door Cooper SE that will be the first all-electric premium small car to launch in India. This cute little thing carries a fluorescent-green tinted Cooper S badge to denote that it produces zero emissions. But, it is just as powerful as its ICE counterpart.
Speaking of power, the Cooper SE gets a 32.6-kWh battery pack, which delivers 182 bhp from a single electric motor. It can even accelerate from 0-100 kph in 7.3 seconds. On a full charge, Mini claims that it’ll have a driving range of 270 km.
Vikram Pawah, President of BMW Group India said, ‘The revolutionary design principle of the classic Mini established the basis for maximum interior space within a minimal footprint. MINI in its new avatar offers a modern re-interpretation of creative space usage and unique riding fun that became the original in the premium small car segment. Now, with the first-ever MINI Electric, MINI once again is the frontrunner in the urban mobility segment. Charged with passion, the all-new MINI 3-door Cooper SE will be the first all-electric premium small car in India, paving the way to a sustainable yet at the same time highly emotional driving experience. With pre-booking, our customers and MINI fans have a chance to secure the purchase ahead of the launch and be the first in the country to drive the all-electric MINI.’
There are four different colours on offer: White Silver, Midnight Black, Moonwalk Grey and British Racing Green. Irrespective of what colour that you end up choosing, it’ll still end up being the in your neighbourhood. You can pre-book one at Mini’s website by paying a sum of Rs 1 lakh.