The Mini Electric Concept will be showcased at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (14th to 24th September) as a preview of the all-electric Mini production model due in 2019.
“The MINI Electric Concept offers a thrilling preview of the all-electric production vehicle. MINI and electrification make a perfect match,” said Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG.
From the front, the Mini Electric Concept is instantly distinguishable as the radiator grille is closed due to the minimal cooling requirements of an electric motor. And from the rear, the light assemblies each form one half of the Union Jack as a LED dot matrix.
Based on the 3-door Mini, the Mini Electric Concept maintains the essence of being compact, agile and ideal for everyday driving. Being fully emission-free, the drive-train is powered purely by an electronic motor and draws its power from a lithium-ion battery. Although no specifications have been announced as of yet, 19-inch wheels is revealed and we can only expect a heavier kerb weight than its petrol counterpart.
“With its characteristic go-kart feeling and powerful electric motor, the MINI Electric Concept is great fun to drive while also being completely suitable for everyday use – and producing zero emissions to boot. That’s how we at MINI envisage electric mobility in tomorrow’s world,” says Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad.