MINI has once again demonstrated its appetite for purely electric driving with a new take on its icon, the original MINI Cooper – combining the iconic shape of the world’s most favorite small car with modern technology for tomorrow’s urban mobility.
The exterior red paint is contrasted with a white roof and the typical bonnet strip, with a yellow MINI Electric logo in the brand emblem and on the wheel hubs. While we’re aware that not many are keen (ourselves included) or even aware of the technological advancements on the electric mobility, the thought of having instantaneous power from electric motors with the unmistakable go-kart feeling from an iconic small car, is such an appealing prospect.
The MINI Electric Concept was announced at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show – paving the way for the brand’s first all-electric vehicle which will be unveiled in 2019. The fully electric production vehicle is currently in development, based on the MINI 3 Door, and will be produced for the first time at MINI Plant Oxford next year.
Back at home, MINI Malaysia recently hinted on the arrival of the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 Plug-In Hybrid with 224 hp and a 0 to 100 km/h time of 6.8 seconds – through an intelligent hybrid-specific all-wheel drive system. The Countryman plug-in hybrid is capable of driving up to 125 km/h purely in electric mode with approximately 40 km of range.