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To my surprise the Mini SE gets an average range rating below what I was hoping for. Prior to finding out, around 200-250 was my assumption.

For your mix of city/highway driving, average distance traveled, charging options, etc... is it enough for you?
 

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UPDATE: now its 110 miles! (confirmed)

The Cooper SE is priced at $29,900 plus $850 for freight so we can forgive Mini for the shorter range.
 

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Old thread, but if anyone reads it, just want to let people know that 110miles is woefully low. Around town I am getting 10.5kWh/100km (9.5km/kWh, 5.87miles/kWh). If I flattened the battery, that would result in a range of 272km (169 miles). Now this is city driving in a follow the car in front sort of scenario. If you take it on back roads and have some fun, that figure goes down quickly. I normally charge after around 200km (125 miles) with 20% ish battery left. Once you get used to the one pedal style driving, it is very efficient.



Now I'll qualify this - I live in a warm climate, so no low temperature decrease in range and the vast majority of my travels are at 60kph (37mph) or less. Occasional 90-100kph freeway travel is included, but that is for only a small distance. I charge using the level 1 at night, so the range is more than adequate.
 

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Well it’s not enough if this is your only car, but more than enough for our local runs. Like Vader I don’t plug it in every day as this leads to the battery being at 100% while standing which is not a good idea. For short runs prefer its compact size and maneuverability around town to the Tesla.

On our Tesla you can set the charge limit to 70% and leave it plugged in.
 

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I lived with a 2012 Leaf for 5.5 years. The car had 73 miles' range new, and degraded to less than 60 by the time I traded it in. It was the primary car in a two-car household.

The other car was basically relegated to the occasional (approximately monthly) long trip. Now I have a Bolt EV which handles all the long trips. The PHEV is only used when we need two cars at the same time. We took it on one long trip (>30 miles) in the past two years, and that was ONLY to exercise the gas engine.

I'm now considering replacing it with a Mini Cooper SE. Even only 100 miles will be plenty - this is meant to be a fun runabout. I wouldn't take a Mini on a long trip with the family anyway, even if it was a gasser. The Bolt is about the minimum viable size for our family of 4 (+ small dog).
 

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Old thread, but if anyone reads it, just want to let people know that 110miles is woefully low. Around town I am getting 10.5kWh/100km (9.5km/kWh, 5.87miles/kWh). If I flattened the battery, that would result in a range of 272km (169 miles). Now this is city driving in a follow the car in front sort of scenario. If you take it on back roads and have some fun, that figure goes down quickly. I normally charge after around 200km (125 miles) with 20% ish battery left. Once you get used to the one pedal style driving, it is very efficient.



Now I'll qualify this - I live in a warm climate, so no low temperature decrease in range and the vast majority of my travels are at 60kph (37mph) or less. Occasional 90-100kph freeway travel is included, but that is for only a small distance. I charge using the level 1 at night, so the range is more than adequate.
Unfortunately in Cold wet dark UK, in December only getting 2.54 miles/kWh from our little Mini - envious of your economy Vader!
 

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My Mini’s km range has decreased by 11km since yesterday. It’s a 2021 and only has 256km on it, but when I charged it today at 100% it stated only 166km as it’s range, whereas yesterday it was 177km
Is this just based on how I drive? Or do I need to worry that there is something wrong with my battery?
 

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My Mini’s km range has decreased by 11km since yesterday. It’s a 2021 and only has 256km on it, but when I charged it today at 100% it stated only 166km as it’s range, whereas yesterday it was 177km
Is this just based on how I drive? Or do I need to worry that there is something wrong with my battery?
It's based off how you drive, what the temperature is, what the climate settings are, and the phase of the moon. Ok, maybe not that last one, but certainly other factors we don't know. There is nothing wrong with your battery.
 
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