In 2008 the MINI E laid the foundations for production-standard battery electric vehicles within the BMW Group, with over 600 MINI E cars entering service worldwide for a field study to provide insights into the daily use of all-electric cars.
2019 will unveil a production version of the new MINI ELECTRIC CONCEPT, and it will be instantly recognisable by its familiar radiator grille and circular headlights. The exterior includes contrasting silver and yellow colour scheme, reminiscent of the earlier MINI E, as well as the distinctive E badge. The radiator grille and front headlights have been reinterpreted to reflect the emission-free technology under the bonnet. As the electric drive unit does not require any cooling air, the radiator grille is closed for superior aerodynamics.
The rear of the new MINI electric concept is still recognisable as a distinctive MINI design, with a side sporty stance. The rear lights provide a clear pointer to the car’s British roots, as each forms one half of the Union Jack as an LED dot matrix
Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design, said: “The MINI ELECTRIC CONCEPT is a quintessential MINI – compact, agile, simply the perfect companion for everyday driving. At the same time, it conveys a whole new take on the concept of sportiness.”