Mini is making a huge breakthrough with their first electric vehicle. The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is combining the fun and style of their beloved Mini Cooper vehicles with the latest advances in electric vehicle technology. While not as powerful as a Tesla, the new Mini Cooper SE is surprisingly affordable and experts are saying it's a splendid ride too. While Mini was working on an electric vehicle more than 10 years ago, called the Mini E, it was never for sale. Now, Mini lovers finally have the vehicle they've been waiting for all these years. If you've been waiting for the perfect upscale electric vehicle that meets your budget, read on to learn about the 2020 Mini Cooper SE.

Mini is making a huge breakthrough with their first electric vehicle…

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE is combining the fun and style of their beloved Mini Cooper vehicles with the latest advances in electric vehicle technology. While not as powerful as a Tesla, the new Mini Cooper SE is surprisingly affordable and experts are saying it's a splendid ride too. While Mini was working on an electric vehicle more than 10 years ago, called the Mini E, it was never for sale. Now, Mini lovers finally have the vehicle they've been waiting for all these years. If you've been waiting for the perfect upscale electric vehicle that meets your budget, read on to learn about the 2020 Mini Cooper SE.

Specifications for the 2020 Mini Cooper are most impressive for a vehicle of its size. The permanent-magnet synchronous AC electric motor generates a whopping 181 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.9 seconds and has a top speed of 93 mph. It features a single-speed transmission and front-wheel drive. The 32.6 kWh battery offers a range of 110 miles. With a 50-kilowatt DC fast charger available at over 19,000locations in the country, the car can charge from zero to 80 percent in just 36 minutes. Charge the battery an hour more for a full battery. With the home charging, you can charge the battery in about 3.5 hours. Cargo space is impressive, offering up to 25.8 cubic feet.

The starting price for the 2020 Mini Cooper Signature Electric is $29,900. When including destination, the price is $30,750. However, available rebates from various government programs can reduce that price significantly, potentially lowering it to about $20K. That's at average fuel savings of about $4,000 for 6 years. These rebates are designed to entice people to buy electric cars for the betterment of the environment, as the Mini Cooper SE has zero CO2 emissions. The other Cooper SE trims include the Signature Plus and Iconic, available for $33,900 and $36,900, respectively. The signature models are available in five different colors, while the Iconic is available in six including an exclusive blue tone.

The Mini Cooper SE boasts an incredible number of features with just the base model alone. You'll get features like LED lights, heated mirrors, washer jets, and 16-inch wheels. Comfort and convenience features include heated seats, navigation, an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, black leather upholstery and camera-based automatic braking. If you opt for the Signature Plus model, you'll get 17-inch wheels, power-folding mirrors, and rear-parking distance control, as well as an upgraded sound system from Harman-Kardon, and a panoramic roof. With the Iconic trim, a heads-up display, leather steering wheel, larger touchscreen, and wireless charging are all standard.

If you've been meaning to do your part for the environment or you are just tired of paying ridiculous gas costs, the 2020 Mini Cooper SE may be the vehicle for you. This newest entry from Mini combines practicality and environmental friendliness with fun and affordability. Pre-order yours today or test drive one at a Mini dealer near you once the vehicle starts hitting dealerships this March.