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Default iMini Cooper? Mini Cooper iS? - 2nd October 2014, 10:45 AM

Will there soon be a MINI using the BMW i8 tech?

I know the MINI E has been tested but obviously the range would be an issue for long distance drivers.

I'd like to see a lightweight constructed MINI with a plug-in hybrid option available! VW have just released the Golf GTE (0-62 in 7.6 secs and 188mpg ) so surely this is something that may be in the pipeline?


  
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Default 25th July 2017, 05:42 PM

MINI just announced they will building an electric MINI in the UK.

Electric Mini to be built in Oxford - BBC News
  
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Default 26th July 2017, 06:15 PM

I think it's great it's being built in UK.

Although petrol and Diesel engined new cars will be banned from sale in 2040, hybrids (electric and part petrol) won't, the media seem a bit confused. I hope mini do a range of new engines to give us choice.

I quite like the idea of an electric mini once this country gets more charging points.


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Default 13th August 2017, 06:26 PM

The range it offers will be the most important thing. We probably won't wee a PHEV version for the hatch.
  
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