Perhaps some fans and part of the media criticized the MINI for the fact that he was late with the development of electric cars, but the British brand, it seems, cheerfully took the lead.
The brand, owned by BMW, has already received an impressive number of pre-orders for the Mini Cooper SE 2020.
“Today we already have more than 45 000 expressions of interest,” – said in an interview with German newspaper FAZ Elena Eder, project Manager Electric MINI.
The first production electric car, the MINI will arrive in dealerships in the beginning of 2020, and customers who want to buy the first copies of the model can register on the website and make a Deposit. In Britain, for example, a charge of £ 500 (approx 605 U.S. dollars) warrants the buyer the opportunity to be one of the first to receive new Cooper SE. However, before the official start of sales customers can still change your mind, so the number of copies sold will be reduced.
Recall that the basis of the MINI Cooper SE is the platform for ICE. In motion new privoditsya motor with output of 184 HP Powerplant borrowed from the BMW i3s. Rear-wheel drive the citicar is equipped with a lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 32.6 kW/h, which provides mileage from 235 to 270 miles on a full charge.