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Mini accelerates electric car sales


In the first half of 2021, Mini’s global sales of green cars reached more than 23,570 vehicles, up 175% over the same period in 2020.

In the first half of 2021, the British car brand owned by BMW sold nearly 158,000 vehicles, up 32.6% year-on-year. In which, the number of vehicles using electric motors reached more than 23,670 units, accounting for about 15% of total sales. Compared to the same period last year, Mini’s electric vehicle sales increased by 175%.

Mini Cooper SE in the US. Photo: Motor1

The biggest contributor to Mini’s green car sales is the Mini Cooper SE (13,454 vehicles), its all-electric model launched in September 2019 at the Frankfurt show. From the end of 2020 to June 2021, Cooper SE achieved sales of 31,034 vehicles.

Mini Cooper SE uses a 135 kW electric motor equivalent to a capacity of 184 horsepower, traveling a distance of 235 km after each full charge. In addition to this pure electric version, the British automaker also launched the Cooper SE Countryman All4 hybrid version, which includes an internal combustion engine and an electric motor with a total capacity of 220 horsepower.

The battery pack on the Cooper SE Countryman All4 gives the ability to travel 59 km in pure electric mode. This number allows car owners to complete the journey from home to office in the city, without emitting emissions. In the first 6 months of 2021, Mini has recorded more than 10,300 Cooper SE Countryman All4 units to customers.

The two green models above marked the successful start of Mini’s electrification. Germany and the UK are currently two of the company’s key electric vehicle markets. Mini aims to become a pure electric company by 2030.

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