Mini Cooper announces the price for the Mini Cooper SE
Mini Cooper announced a price for its electric car. It has been priced at $29,900 base model plus an additional $850 destination fee and will be available (in dealers) in March 2020. It is reasonable but, for the performance of it gives, this might be a lot of money.
But, don't discount the base model for not having any gadgets or gizmos, it comes with many standard features. The list provided is below.
To my surprise, I see leatherette upholstery on the seats, as well as heated seats, LED lighting, keyless access, navigation and a touchscreen display, cruise control, rear view cameras and heated mirrors. Well it is not a premium luxury car, but for 30,000 this is more than what other companies offer.
But, with all the comforts it does put a toll on performance. It accelerates from 0-60 mph in 6.9 seconds. It has a 181 electric equivalent of hp, The ICE mini cooper S has 189, so you get pretty much the same feel.
But, the range makes this car really seem like an alternate. The range is between 146 and 168 miles (WLTP, EPA is not yet declared) which is not a Tesla, but it is much cheaper than the Tesla. To think of it, the range it delivers is more than enough, the average EV driver averages 33 miles a day, so this is no less a daily driver.
The price and the stuff you get for it is the party piece of this EV. I say this because everyone, me included expected the price of this car to be above $40,000. I personally feel this is a good deal because you get a EV with adequate range and more than adequate features all in the base price of the car.