Next Formula E safety car is a tuned Mini
The new safety car for Formula E will once again come from the BMW Group, but this time it will be purely electric. Following the BMW i8 with plug-in hybrid drive, this role will be taken over by the Mini Electric Pacesetter inspired by JCW: a special version of the new Mini Cooper SE.
Mini Cooper SE freshens up
Mini is giving its 3-door, 5-door and convertible a facelift, which in the case of the 3-door also benefits the purely electric Mini Cooper SE. The drive technology remains unaffected by the refresh.
German carmakers increase electric car sales
German carmakers Porsche, Audi, VW and the BMW Group, have published sales figures for 2020. Although overall sales declined, their sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids still saw a significant increase. In some cases, these now account for a double-digit share of total sales.
Mini to release performance Cooper SE
Mini is currently developing a performance version of its all-electric Cooper SE. Reports in the media have the model being called Mini Electric GP. The project has been given the green light, but performance data has not yet been released.
Mini Cooper SE US market launch complete
The first electric Mini, the 2020 electric Mini Cooper SE has officially arrived at US showrooms over the weekend with a suggested retail price (MSRP) of $29,900 plus an additional $850 Destination & Handling fee.
BMW joint venture begins construction in China
Following the announcement that the joint venture Spotlight Automotive by BMW and Great Wall in China has received official approval for factory, BMW has now announced the official ground-breaking ceremony for the plant in Zhangjiagang in Jiangsu Province.
US: Prices are out for the electric Mini Cooper SE
Already being hailed as one of the most affordable electric cars to enter the US market, the electric Mini Cooper SE is to have an MSRP of $29,900. In some places, with federal tax credits and state electric vehicle tax, the price will drop as low as $17,900.
Orders open for the Mini Cooper SE across Europe
The all-electric Mini Cooper SE can now be reserved in a total of twelve European countries; These are Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.