Mini Electric News

By Brad Berman ·
May 31, 2018

BMW Plots Course to Make Electric Vehicles Integral to its Brand

With more than 250,000 BMW plug-in electric vehicles already on global roads, the makers of the ultimate driving machine are now planning to make EV technology an integral part of its brand and production process. BMW is emboldened by seeing sales of its plug-in cars increase by nearly 50 percent this year. “We are preparing our car architectures and our factories to flexibly integrate this technology,” said Oliver Zipse, BMW’s chief of production. “For us, creating that flexibility is the most efficient way to profitably offer electric cars.”

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By Brad Berman ·
July 14, 2017

MINI Begins Sales of Countryman Plug-in Hybrid

The new 2018 MINI Cooper SE Countryman All4 made its debut in June. Sales of the first 10 US sales were reported last month, and the car made a UK appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The plug-in Countryman represents the first full-production electric-drive vehicle available in MINI showrooms.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
July 30, 2013

Why the Next-Gen Mini Should Be Electric

The next Mini is due next year, and a new concept car hints at a lightweight, aerodynamic platform. Could it be offered as a battery car? BMW is denying any such plans are underway now, but that could change.

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By Jim Motavalli ·
January 12, 2012

The Mini-E's True Believer Gets the Keys to the First BMW ActiveE

Tom Moloughney has put more than 70,000 miles on his EV in 2.5 years, and now he's trading it in--for BMW's Series-1 ActiveE.

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New to EVs? Start here

  1. Seven Things To Know About Buying a Plug-In Car
    A few simple tips before you visit the dealership.
  2. Incentives for Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars
    Take advantage of credits and rebates to reduce EV costs.
  3. Buying Your First Home EV Charger
    You'll want a home charger. Here's how to buy the right one.