BMW Shows Off Full Electric Mini Designs

By Gary Cutlack on at

We now know what the UK-built electric Mini is going to look like, courtesy of brand custodian BMW. It's a Mini, of course, but with glowly swooshy bits to tell everyone it's got the posh new kind of motor and a battery inside that'd keep a smartphone operational for a decade.

This is still referred to as a concept, though, so it's likely that the final production model, due in 2019, will be toned down a bit and might lose some of the luminous bits and those extremely posh wheels. Crucially, it's to be a three-door model at least initially, meaning it's likely to be aimed at childless urbanites and estate agents looking to lower their carbon footprints and charge up for free at work.

What we really need to know is the range of the battery, though, so people who hate electric cars can say it's not enough, even if it's measured in light years, because once in a while you might need to drive three light years.

"It will make electro-mobility a highly emotional experience that combines driving fun, style and individual flair -- as is characteristic of the Mini brand," a person affiliated with the Mini brand said, trying to get us excited enough to not put down a deposit for the next-gen Nissan Leaf that's due to be revealed next week. [Dezeen]

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