There’s no stopping MINI Electric, however big the journey, because topping up on the go is easier than ever. There are already more charging stations than filling stations in the UK, and the network is growing every day.
Thanks to our partnership with BP Chargemaster and the UK-wide Polar Plus network, MINI Electric owners can top up quickly and easily at over 7,000 charging points, using both AC public chargers and Rapid DC chargers.
There are three different types of plug connection for charging. A standard 3-pin plug for AC charging, a Type 2 plug for fast AC charging and a CSS plug for Rapid DC charging.
The fastest charging points are typically found at motorway service stations and on main routes. They use a DC supply to charge rapidly at a rating of up to 100kw. Using this method, the MINI Electric can charge to 80% in as little as 20 minutes.
Fast charging points are the most common and deliver an AC supply at a higher rating of either 7kw or 22kw. While MINI Electric can use both, it has a maximum rating of 7kw with an AC supply. Which means a full charge would take 3-4 hours.
Slow charging points are less common and tend to be older devices. They deliver an AC supply and are rated at up to 3kw or 6kw. If you have enough time, MINI Electric can achieve a full charge in 6-12 hours. You can also use this method by charging with a standard 3 pin plug at home.
If you’d like to know more about public charging points, please contact your local MINI retailer.