MINI Electric & Hybrid Cars

MINI Electric & Hybrid Cars

Electric & Hybrid MINI Cars

Discover the pure power of electric driving with Dick Lovett MINI

The same MINI character and style you love, with electric power. With MINI Electric, the driving experience delivers the same sense of adventure and fun that you’ve come to expect from this unique brand, but with zero tailpipe emissions and improved efficiency.

The best time to switch to an electric or hybrid MINI is now – on-road performance is guaranteed, with a far lower impact on the environment. At Dick Lovett MINI, we have a great selection of new MINI electric cars including the All-Electric MINI Cooper and the MINI Countryman Electric. There's also the Approved Used All-Electric MINI 3-Door Hatch to explore.

Still want the option of a combustion engine and the benefit of electric power? A used MINI Countryman PHEV provides the perfect solution. As a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, it pairs a battery-powered electric motor with a petrol engine, so you can drive the way you want, with the flexibility to switch between systems depending on your journey.

Though not available to order new anymore, the MINI Countryman PHEV can be purchased as an Approved Used model.

To learn more about the MINI electric and hybrid range, contact Dick Lovett MINI online or visit our dealerships in Bristol, Hungerford, Melksham (near Bath), and Swindon.

Types of MINI Electric & Hybrid Vehicles

The MINI Electric cars range includes the exhilarating All-Electric MINI Cooper and the powerful MINI Countryman Electric as exciting new models, while the brilliant MINI Electric can be purchased pre-loved. The popular MINI Countryman hybrid is also still available to buy as a used model.

MINI Cooper Electric

The brand new MINI Cooper Electric is available in two performance options, The Cooper E and the Cooper SE.

The Cooper E has a range of up to 190 miles, while the Cooper SE is a higher performance model capable of a range of around 250 miles. Choose from Classic, Exclusive, and Sport trim options.

Starting price £30,000

MINI Countryman Electric

Big and bold, the all-electric MINI Countryman boasts a superior driving range of up to 287 miles in Cooper E spec.

Opt for the Cooper SE version, and the range is reduced a fraction to 269 miles — but All4 four-wheel drive is available. Pick from Classic, Exclusive, and Sport styling.

Starting price £42,080

MINI Electric

The iconic MINI 3-Door Hatch has been redesigned in zero tailpipe emission format in the style of the MINI Electric.

With an electric driving range of up to 145 miles, it’s available in Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 trim. Now available as an Approved Used model only.

Starting price £32,550

MINI Countryman PHEV

The celebrated MINI Countryman is a hybrid model with a petrol engine and electric motor; in pure electric mode it has a driving range of up to 31 miles.

The five-door, all-wheel drive Countryman PHEV is still available as an Approved Used model, in Classic or Exclusive styling.

Differences Between MINI Electric & Hybrid Cars

The difference between MINI Electric and Hybrid cars is a simple one. An electric MINI is powered exclusively by an electric motor, fed by a battery pack, while a MINI hybrid has a combustion engine supported by an electric motor.

So, a plug-in hybrid MINI will have a shorter all-electric driving range than an all-electric MINI. The Cooper SE version of the MINI Countryman Electric has a driving range of up to 287 miles* on a single charge, while the MINI Countryman hybrid has up to 31 miles*, maximum.

But, that driving range is still enough for most short journeys, so you can still drive purely on electric a lot of the time (providing you recharge regularly). And when you need to drive further, the combustion engine takes over. This makes your driving more energy efficient.

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Why Buy MINI Electric & Hybrid Cars?

With a MINI electric or hybrid car, you get the same fun and joy when behind the wheel that MINI is famous for — but even better. Instant acceleration. Virtually noiseless driving. Improved efficiency, with zero tailpipe emissions when driving a MINI Electric, or a MINI hybrid in all-electric mode.

And, in comparison to refuelling a combustion engine model, the prospect of reduced running costs, too. Depending on how often and how far you drive, and how you charge your MINI Electric car — or PHEV — you can operate on electric power a lot of the time. Figures from MINI estimate costs of 5p per mile, though that may fluctuate with energy prices.

You may also qualify for lower car tax and possibly avoid paying congestion charges, in some city centre Clean Air Zones (CAZ) if your MINI has zero or low emissions. It will only be a matter of years before all-electric and hybrid cars are the norm on UK roads. Get on board now.

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Understanding MINI Electric and Hybrid Cars

How Do MINI Electric & Hybrid Cars Work?

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All-electric MINI models and hybrid cars — like the MINI Countryman PHEV — work differently.

MINI Electric cars work solely on electricity. It needs to be connected to a charging point to take energy from the national grid, and this energy is then used to power the battery pack. The battery pack supplies the energy to drive the electric motor, which activates the wheels and operates the vehicle.

There isn’t an alternative source of power, so the batteries need to be re-charged regularly. As the technology involved develops, battery packs in electric cars are becoming larger and capable of greater capacity, so electric vehicles (EVs) can drive further before needing a charge.

Hybrid cars are different. They have a battery and a combustion engine. The battery is smaller in a MINI hybrid car than an all-electric MINI as it doesn’t do all the work. It operates alongside the engine.

When you start driving, you’ll use the electric motor. If it’s a short drive of a few miles, you’ll just drive in pure electric mode. But, if you’re driving for longer than the range allows, the petrol engine will take over. You won’t ‘run out’ of power, and the switch between eDrive mode and petrol engine is automated; you don’t have to do anything.

While the engine is powering the vehicle, the electric motor can self-charge when you brake or de-accelerate, so it tops itself up, this is called regenerative braking. A MINI hybrid car is mainly recharged by plugging it into a charging point.

To help drive as efficiently as possible, you can opt for eDrive Service from MINI Connected. This calculates your ‘Green Route’ and shows the most energy-efficient route to take so you can maximise your fuel savings. You can also view charging stations along that route

Ready to buy?

Find the latest offers on MINI electric cars and MINI hybrid cars with Dick Lovett MINI. Or, contact our MINI dealerships directly, at MINI BristolMINI Hungerford (near Newbury and Andover), MINI Melksham (near Bath) and MINI Swindon.

*The CO2 figures shown have been determined according to the WLTP test. WLTP has been used as the applicable CO2 figure from 1 April 2020 for first year vehicle tax (VED) and from 6 April 2020 for company car tax (BIK). The CO2 figures were previously based on the NEDC equivalent. Figures shown are for comparability purposes. Only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. For plug-in hybrid vehicles these figures were obtained using a combination of battery power and fuel. Plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles require mains electricity for charging.

As for the MINI Electric, figures are for comparison purposes and may not reflect real life driving results which depend on a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. They were obtained after the battery had been fully charged. The MINI Electric is a battery electric vehicle requiring mains electricity for charging. The electric range was determined according to a new test (WLTP). Only compare fuel consumption, CO2 and electric range figures with other cars tested to the same technical procedure.