Still ongoing, various automakers are using the Canadian International Auto Show as a platform to show off their latest concept vehicles and getting in on that action is Mini and their first full-electric vehicle. Though it may not be the production ready model, the concept does offer attendees a chance to see the concept up close.
Not much of the 3-door hatch has been revealed and most of what was divulged, we already know. With heavily tinted windows and a glass barrier, we were unable to take a look at the Mini Mini Electric’s interior remains a mystery as well. Though with some effort, we did manage to take a few close up pictures of the exterior including the concept’s headlamps, bespoke wheels and distinctive charge port.
Borrowing its powertrain technology from the BMW i3, we may be seeing a range of around 180 miles per charge with DC fast-charging compatibility. If the entry-level trim takes after the i3s, then we may even see the Mini EV produce around 181 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. Of course this is assuming the i3s is used as a benchmark.
Production of the battery-powered Mini is expected to commence in November 2019, meaning the automaker is taking their time to thoroughly test everything before the vehicle goes on sale.