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 U.S. Pricing for Electric Mini Cooper SE Announced!!~! 

Mini USA announces the new battery-electric Mini Cooper SE will be priced at $29,900, plus an additional $850 destination and handling fee, when it reaches the U.S. market in March 2020.

Federal tax credits and state electric-vehicle tax credits can reduce the price of a Mini Cooper SE to as low as $17,900 for qualified consumers, along with additional incentives such as HOV lane access in some states, the BMW-owned brand says.

U.S. pricing of the new Mini Cooper SE was set to establish this new battery-electric as a true class leader in making premium electric mobility more accessible to a broader range of customers,” Michael Peyton, vice president-Mini of the Americas, says in a news release. “We at Mini are pleased to offer more people the ability to experience a drive charged with passion in the form of the Mini Cooper SE, an EV that is built ‘for the drive.’”

The front-wheel-drive electric motor generates 181 hp and 199 lb.-ft. (270 Nm) of torque, enabling the new Mini Cooper SE to go from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 6.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 93 mph (150 km/h).  

Mini’s new EV will use a 32.6-kWh battery. For comparison, the new ’20 Chevy Bolt has a 66-kWh battery pack and range of 259 miles (417 km).

The Mini Cooper SE’s base trim level includes as standard a navigation system with 6.5-in. (16.5-cm) display, Apple CarPlay compatibility, Bluetooth with phone and audio streaming, active driving assistant with forward collision warning, acoustic pedestrian warning and rearview camera. Two additional trim levels also will be offered.

Ford will unveil its Mustang-inspired electric SUV on November 17th 2019 and that is coming up quickly!


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