BMW took a 3-door Mini Cooper, and dropped an electric drive and batteries in it. It saves on the development costs. It’s a well loved and proven design. It doesn’t scream that it’s an electric car. It has ok range for a city car and decent performance. And, at least in the UK, it can be purchased for less than it’s gas powered cousin.

BMW calls it the Mini E, Mini Electric, or Mini Cooper SE, depending on where you live in the world.

Jonny Smith, the British car reviewer with the unfortunate YouTube channel name – Car Perfert – loves it.

Mini E: ultimate electric hot hatch? Full road test // Jonny Smith CarPervert

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