Hopefully it gets a more creative name before then.
Remember the Mini E? It was an all-electric Mini Cooper from 2008 that was used by the BMW Group to develop battery technology, with no rear seats and a range of 156 miles. Mini only produced 500 of them, and now, the company has finally revealed plans for a replacement.
The Mini Electric Concept (some real originality here!) is a preview of a production all-electric car set to debut sometime in 2019. This car is a futuristic presentation of what’s to come, with specially styled LED headlights, four-spoke wheels, numerous yellow accents, and a sealed grille with a plug-in emblem.
Despite its concept status, the Mini Electric seems fairly production-ready. It has mirrors, normally sized tires, and it’s shaped like a Mini. Though it’ll be a couple of years until we see a real production version, this car gives us a pretty good idea of what to expect.
The Mini Electric Concept will make its premiere at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September.