MINI ELECTRIC. MEET OUR REAL-LIFE DRIVERS.
Still on the fence when it comes to electric? Worried charging might become a chore? Well, allow us to introduce you to the real-life MINI Electric drivers who are here to give it to you straight. From fun-filled performance to fuss-free charging, they’ll fill you in on just how easy life with a MINI Electric is. You’ll just wish you didn’t spend your time worrying.
Get to know our latest recruits below or learn more about driving electric with our handy FAQs. We must warn you though: once you make the switch, you won’t stop going on about it either.
As a video editor and photographer, Henry is always snapping his MINI Electric in new locations. Whether he’s popping to the shops or cruising to the capital, he loves its instant power, low chassis and ultra-fun drive – plus just how easy it is to find a charging station through the MINI App.
He recently drove it all the way from London to Edinburgh, stopping at some of the many charging stations along the way to recharge (and get some photos, of course). He even got a winning shot of his MINI plugged in right by the Angel of the North.
“We did over 1,000 miles in the space of a couple of days. When we got to the chargers, they all worked and there were no queues.”
The lovely Rachael and her MINI Electric call Cornwall home. And as an architect, she was first drawn to the MINI’s iconic design that’s stood the test of time. Plus it brought back fond family memories of her Grandma’s Mini.
From seaside trips to days out with her pooch to weekends away, Rachael’s MINI Electric goes everywhere with her. And she just loves pulling into an electric charging bay in an otherwise chock-a-block carpark.
“Most of my charging is done at home and I don’t even think about it. It’s as automatic as closing the front door!”
MEET BLAIR & BECKY.
As well as wanting to reduce their carbon footprint, Perthshire parents Blair and Becky chose the MINI Electric for its dashing good looks and fun-filled performance. In fact, Blair says it handles with the same go-kart feeling as his first-ever car: the Mini Cooper 1.3.
When we met up with them, they’d finished the school run and were heading on the 100-mile roundtrip to Edinburgh in their MINI Electric. The review? A silky smooth drive, easy parking and enough range to get them there and back with some to spare.
“Once you get over that initial ‘range anxiety’, you very quickly get to know your car. I don’t think I’ve ever forgotten to plug it in… even the kids do it .”
TRY ELECTRIC OUT FOR YOURSELF.
We’re so sure you won’t want to hand the keys back after a quick spin that we’re offering you a MINI Electric test drive. That should give you plenty of time to experience the feel-good benefits of switching to electric – like instant torque, go-kart handling, and mile upon mile of zero-emissions driving. So take it out, see how easy electric is and wave goodbye to petrol pumps forever. Available at participating retailers only.
MEET MORE ELECTRIC DRIVERS.
Still thinking about making the switch to electric? Find out more about our real MINI Electric drivers with Misty, Monwar and Iola.