Mini Electric

The Mini is one of the most recognisable cars in the UK, famous for its character and size, as well as how much fun it is to drive. If you’re keen on making the switch to electric but want an EV with an iconic look, then the Mini Electric (also known as the Mini Cooper Electric) could be exactly what you’re after.

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Drive your very own electric car on an elmo subscription

There are loads of benefits of driving an EV, including how affordable they are to drive and the fact that they have a far smaller impact on the environment than petrol and diesel cars. But, because the modern EV industry is still in its relative infancy, electric cars – including the Mini Electric – aren’t exactly cheap.

However, if you’re looking to drive your very own EV without having to worry about large deposits, depreciation, or lengthy lease agreements, an electric car subscription through elmo could be exactly what you need.

With an EV subscription, your pay a single monthly cost that includes everything you need to drive the car. So, for as little as £429 per month you could drive your very own EV. Your single monthly cost includes:

  • A fully flexible contract after the first 60 days
  • Your electric car delivered straight to you
  • Fully comprehensive insurance
  • Maintenance and servicing
  • Breakdown cover

A subscription is completely flexible, so you don’t have to be locked into an expensive multi-year contract. To get started, all you need to do is create an account on the elmo website and book your EV. Within 24 hours we’ll verify your account and tell you when we’ll deliver your car to you, which is usually within seven days (subject to availability).

Then, when you’re ready to switch your EV for a different make or model, or end your contract with us, just let us know with 30 days’ notice and we’ll come and collect it.

Mini Electric Range and Charging Info

The Mini Electric has a real-world range of 115 miles, so unfortunately it doesn’t have a range that rivals that of similarly priced EVs. That means, together with its small size, it’s best suited to being a city car and isn’t great if you regularly drive long distances.

When the time does come to charge, it has a 50 kW charging speed, which also isn’t among the fastest. Using a public charger for half an hour will give you around 103 miles of range, so expect to stop a little more regularly than your would with comparable models, like the Renault ZOE and Vauxhall Corsa-e. With the Electric Mini it’s recommended that you have a charge point installed at home so you don’t have to rely on public charging stations. But, with a 7kW home charger, it’ll take around 5 hours to fully charge the battery, or 14 hours if using a standard 3-pin plug.

Mini Electric Interior

As you might expect, the interior of the Mini Electric isn’t huge. It sacrifices one of the rear seats, but that at least means three passengers can travel in more comfort.

Overall, the interior has a premium look and feel, including the standout Mini Cooper central unit with an 8.8-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It has the features you might expect with an EV, including keyless entry and parking assist. It also has a cool panoramic sunroof offering greater visibility.

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Mini Electric Exterior

It looks exactly like a Mini Cooper, which is one of the main draws of the Mini Electric. When placed beside the petrol version, you’ll be hard-pressed to find many differences. It’s small, neat and instantly recognisable. It’s also available in a great range of bold colours, including blue, green and red.

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Mini Electric Key Features

As you’d expect from a Mini, the Mini Electric feels great and is simple and fun to drive. Its iconic look isn’t compromised and is brilliant for getting you to and from work and running errands in the city. It’s nice and easy to park and is super stylish inside and out.

Lease vs Subscription

When it comes to driving your very own EV, the cost of buying may be the only thing setting you back. But, leasing and subscribing are both fantastic options that are getting more drivers behind the wheel of their ideal electric car. Which option is best for you?

The table below will give you more information on whether you should subscribe or lease.

Affordable monthly payments
Large deposit required
Delivered to your door
Insurance included
Breakdown cover included
MOT and maintenance included
Contract flexibility

For more information check out our guide to leasing vs subscribing so you can get all the information you need to help you decide which is best for you.

If you like the Mini Electric, you’ll also like…

If you’re looking for an EV that’s small and stylish but doesn’t compromise on range, here are a few more you should check out:

  • Fiat 500e – Cute, compact and affordable, with 145-mile real-world range and a max charging speed of 85 kW.
  • Renault ZOE – One of the best small EVs available today, the ZOE has a real-world range of 190 miles.
  • Vauxhall Corsa-e – Every bit as functional and reliable as its petrol counterpart, the Corsa-e also boasts a real-world range of 175 miles.

Mini Electric FAQs

What is the range of the Mini Electric?

The Mini Electric has a real-world range of 115 miles.

How long does it take to charge the Mini Electric?

The Mini Electric has a 50kW charging speed, so with 30 mins of charge, you’ll get around 103 miles of range. Using a standard 7kW home charger it’ll take around five hours to charge the battery to 100%.

Can the Mini Electric be charged at home using a standard power outlet?

Yes, using a 3-pin plug you can fully charge the Mini Electric in around 14 hours.

What safety features does the Mini Electric have?

The Mini Electric has a range of safety features, including parking sensors, six airbags and a rearview camera.

How does the Mini Electric compare to other EVs in its price range?

The Mini Electric has the fun and driveability you’d expect, but, unfortunately, it does have a fairly disappointing real-world range, which means other similarly priced EVs may be more practical for everyday use.

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