CHARGING AT HOME.
MINI Electric comes with two AC charging cables as standard. The first cable fits a home wall socket and uses the standard AC power supply. It’s perfect for occasional charging, or when your MINI Electric is resting overnight. The second charging cable is designed to work with a Homecharge unit or public charging point, where the AC power supply is increased. Allowing you to charge MINI Electric much quicker at home and when you’re out and about.
With the MINI Connected app, you can control many of the MINI Electric functions through your phone. Check the range and top up your charging. Use maps and real time traffic information to plan and schedule journeys. You can even set the air con to the perfect temperature remotely.
CHARGING ON THE GO.
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 50kw. Using this method, the MINI Electric can charge from 0-80% in as little as 36 minutes.
Fast charging points are the most common and deliver an AC supply at a higher rating of either 7.4kw or 11kw. While MINI Electric can use both, it has a maximum rating of 11kw with an AC supply. Which means a full charge would take 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Slow charging points are less common and tend to be older devices. They deliver an AC supply and are rated at up to 2.3kw. If you have enough time, MINI Electric can achieve a full charge in 12 hours. You can also use this method by charging with a standard 3 pin plug at home.
MINI Charging gives you instant access to one of the largest public charging networks and will allow you to seamlessly connect to over 11,000 electric vehicle charging stations in the UK. It’ll also give you access to stations in all other MINI Charging markets within Europe. Currently in the UK the MINI Electric network is connected to charging points from key operators such as ChargepointNetwork UK and others, as well as high-power charging stations available via IONITY.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR MINI CHARGING.
If you don’t receive a card from your sales advisor during handover then you can order one by registering at MINI-charging.com. If you’ve already received one, then you’ll need to activate it before it can be used.
HOW TO CHARGE MINI ELECTRIC.
FIND CHARGING POINTS FAST.
The MINI Electric on-board sat-nav makes it easy to find nearby charging locations using voice control or touch screen. With live traffic updates, MINI Navigation always finds the fastest way.
Take control with the MINI App. Plan routes in advance based on your battery usage. Keep track of your available charge. And find charging points fast for longer journeys or top-ups.
Download this handy ev charging app. Zap-Map helps you find more than 15,000 public charging points across the UK. Plan routes and find charging points, tailored around your battery usage.
SAVE AS YOU DRIVE.
MINI Electric makes your money go further too. At just 5p per mile, it’s between two and four times cheaper than driving a petrol or diesel.**Unlike some electric cars, MINI Electric's battery is included in the price of the car. And we're so confident about our technology we offer a warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever you reach first.
GOVERNMENT GRANTS FOR CHARGING POINTS.
Home charging points.
If you have off-street parking, you could also qualify for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS)² also known as the home charging point grant. The grant pays 75% towards the cost and installation of a Homecharge unit in your home (up to a maximum of £350).