Images of the Mini Electric Concept have been revealed in the run up to its debut at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show. It’s a cute-looking thing, with some interesting styling touches, which are destined to find their way onto the facelifted F56 MINI, due to go on sale in 2018.
It’s the motor show version of what MINI says is its British-made electric future, promised for introduction in 2019.
The MINI Electric Concept has a pure battery-electric drivetrain with a single electric motor, which makes it a very different beast to the recently-launched Countryman Hybrid.
It’s clearly based on the current F56, but with a few design tweaks to give it that special motor show appeal. So, you get all-LED lights, and rear lamp clusters that form a Union Jack. Expect that to see the light of day on the options list very soon.
We don’t have much in the way of technical information about the car, but we do know that it’s likely to be challenging the recently updated Renault Zoe in terms of range and battery capacity. Expect at least 200 miles per charge and Cooper S-busting performance.
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