Mini Will Offer an Electric Car by 2019


In discussing his plan for Mini's future, the brand's CEO, Peter Schwarzenbauer, has said that Mini will offer a core lineup of five models, which he referred to as "superheroes."Four of the five are in place: the Hardtop (both two- and four-door versions), the Clubman, the Convertible, and the Countryman. Mini had put out two exciting concepts that could have taken the fifth spot: the Rocketman city car and the two-seat Superleggera Vision sports car; there also was talk of a four-door sedan. Alas, Schwarzenbauer, speaking to Britain's Autocar, has revealed that the fifth "superhero" instead will be a Mini EV.

Could the EV merely be the powertrain for the Superleggera or the Rocketman? Apparently not: Schwarzenbauer indicated that the EV will be an electrified version of an existing model. Read more about the Mini Will Offer an...

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03 May 2018


By JOE LORIO