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Order books are clearly accessible for the 2020 Mini Cooper SE, the aboriginal banal Mini electric car. While the Cooper SE won’t hit U.S. showrooms until March 2020, Mini is now accepting orders on its website. The automaker already claims to accept over 15,000 “hand raisers” attractive to abode orders.
The Mini website directs barter to put bottomward a $500 refundable drop with a specific dealership. This gives barter antecedence back cars alpha shipping, but contrarily the acquirement action is the aforementioned as an accustomed car. The Cooper SE has a abject amount of $30,750, which puts it almost in the average of the Mini lineup. Mini additionally qualifies for the abounding $7,500 federal electric car tax credit, as able-bodied as assorted accompaniment and bounded incentives.
The abject amount undercuts abounding added electric cars, but the Cooper SE additionally has essentially beneath ambit than its rivals. At an estimated 110 miles, the Mini has one of the beeline ranges of any electric car awash in the U.S. Even the best basal Nissan Leaf (which comes abutting to the Mini in price) offers 150 afar of range. For a few admirable more, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Hyundai Kona Electric, and Kia Niro EV all action added than 200 afar of range.
Mini has been quick to agenda that the Cooper SE wasn’t advised to be a long-distance cruiser, and claims the black ambit amount won’t be as abundant of albatross as barter ability think. The automaker staged alley trips amid Munich and Frankfurt, and amid San Francisco and Los Angeles, to prove that point. Both trips appropriate stops to charge. A abounding recharge of the car’s 32.6-kilowatt-hour array backpack takes four hours from a 240-volt Level 2 AC source, according to Mini. The Cooper SE is additionally able for DC fast charging, acceptance for an 80-percent recharge in 35 minutes, Mini claims.
The Cooper SE doesn’t action abundant in the way of performance, either. Mini says the Cooper SE will go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, with a top acceleration of 93 mph. That should construe to able achievement in the absolute world, but won’t action abundant excitement. If you appetite a fast Mini, get the new John Cooper Works GP.
This isn’t the aboriginal Mini electric car. The automaker ahead congenital a baby accumulation of Mini E models, but they weren’t accessible through dealerships. They were accustomed to adopted barter to analysis out, in adjustment to accost acknowledgment that was acclimated in the development of Mini ancestor BMW’s i3. The Cooper SE will be Mini’s aboriginal mass-market electric car, however, and will anon be abutting by added BMW electric models.