The MINI Electric Concept is the promise of an electric future

By:   Fedora Atjeh Fedora Atjeh   |   Agustus 31, 2017
The MINI Electric Concept is the promise of an electric future
MINI will again present an electric model at the forthcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, almost 10 years after its experimental MINI E that it leased in California, although this time it does with a concept car. The MINI Electric Concept.

Aesthetically, the MINI Electric Concept does not fool us, it is the MINI three-door present with aesthetic touches and imposing body kit to make it more eye-catching. But that does not distract us from the message: there will be a full range of MINI electric in 2019. And is that the most logical to move around urban environments in the future there is nothing more logical than an electric MINI.
The MINI Electric Concept is the promise of an electric future
Under a combination of satin gray and yellow - reminiscent of the MINI E's 2008 color scheme - the MINI Electric Concept sports a more aggressive body kit than a John Cooper Works would not do. Obviously, its numerous false front air intakes do not have to cool an engine, nor does its rear diffuser have to provide aerodynamic support at high speed.
The MINI Electric Concept is the promise of an electric future
The 19-inch four-spoke wheels reinterpret the shape of the calender with a fiber-optic surface and printed in 3D that resembles the scales of a reptile to improve the car's aerodynamics. MINI does not give more details, for the moment, on the reasons for these modifications of the body, but ensures that the aerodynamic work of the car contributes significantly to improve the autonomy of the car.
The MINI Electric Concept is the promise of an electric future
Precisely, MINI speaks of elements with a structure in fiberglass for the body kit and other aerodynamic elements, as part of the tires, and the combination of colors and obvious the most important in this case: autonomy. It is rumored that under the MINI Electric Concept is the engine of the BMW i3 and 33 kWh lithium-ion battery.
The MINI Electric Concept is the promise of an electric future
If so, we would be talking about a real autonomy of 200 km and an engine of 170 hp and 250 Nm or 184 hp and 270 Nm if that of the new BMW i3S. Even so, it would be more interesting to know how they have managed to fit the BMW i3 battery pack into the MINI. And is that the BMW i3 was developed to be electric, while the MINI was to equip a combustion engine. In fact, in the MINI Cooper S E Countryman All4 the battery of 6.1 kWh entered hardly.
The MINI Electric Concept is the promise of an electric future
Will the NINI Electric Concept have rear seats? (The MINI E did not have, as they were the batteries). How has the structure of the MINI been modified to accommodate a 33 kWh battery? We will have to wait for the Frankfurt Motor Show to answer these questions.

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