TodayApril 15, 2022

Mini Cooper SE all-electric pre-order site

Order your Mini EV

In response to over 15,000 hand-raisers and growing, MINI USA is pleased to announce that consumers can now place their order for the all-new battery-electric MINI Cooper SE at the MINI Electric page on or at The 2020 MINI Cooper SE will reach U.S. showrooms in early March of 2020 with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $29,900 plus an additional $850 Destination & Handling fee.

“On the emotional side, “fun to drive” is the number one reason why consumers purchase a MINI, and this new MINI Electric offers the same fun-to-drive, go-kart reflexes we’ve built into our MINI Cooper S hardtop.”, said Michael Peyton, Vice President, MINI of the Americas. 

“On the rational side, 80% of all MINI house-holds own two or more cars, and with an accessible price, the MINI Electric is a perfect complement in offering more customers attainable, emission-free driving.”

The Cooper SE makes electric mobility more “MINI” by maintaining authentic attributes of design, handling, and fun that are found in every MINI model. The MINI Cooper SE harkens back to the mission of the very first Mini developed by Sir Alec Issigonis in 1959 – to develop a creative solution for a highly efficient car with a small footprint that was fun to drive, and accessible to the masses.

Power and Performance

With a low center of gravity, a powerful electric powertrain, and dynamic handling, the MINI Cooper SE is a performance car that retains all the fun-to-drive attributes MINI owners have come to know and love. The front-wheel-drive electric motor generates 181hp and 199 lb.-ft. of torque enabling the new MINI Cooper SE to go from 0 – 60 mph in 6.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 93 mph.

Attainable Electric Mobility

While the MINI Cooper SE has an MSRP of $29,900, the federal EV credit of $7,500, along with available state EV incentives, make the MINI Cooper SE even more attractive. In some cases, qualified consumers can get a MINI Cooper SE below $20,000. Examples of some state EV incentives include;

  • CO – offers $4,000 (as of 2020)
  • CA – offers $2,000 plus an additional $2,500 based on income qualifications
  • DE – offers $3,500
  • MD – offers $3,000
  • OR – offers $2,500
  • NJ – Car is exempt form 7% sales tax on new vehicle purchases

Several states offer $1,500 – $1,700 in credits, along with some states that offer additional benefits such as access to HOV lanes.

The value equation goes up more when one factor in fuel savings on top of federal and state incentives. A MINI Cooper SE battery-electric customer may realize an additional saving of up to $3,700 over six years of driving with the comparison based on the following assumptions:

With this estimated fuel cost savings, the MINI Cooper SE becomes even more attainable.

“Premium” Well Defined with High Level of Standard Equipment

The MINI Cooper SE comes standard with the Signature base trim level that offers a full complement of premium features and equipment. Beyond the standard equipment, two additional trim levels will be offered, giving customers a choice to add two bundled packages of premium equipment easily.

2020 MINI Cooper SE models, pricing and specs

2020 MINI Cooper SE Signature Trim Level

100% Standard Features

MSRP $29,900

Plus additional $850 Destination & Handling


– LED Headlights and Fog lights

– Choice of solid or metallic exterior paint colors

– Choice of 16” wheels

– Uniquely aerodynamically enhanced front/rear bumpers

– Front grille with unique MINI Electric design

– Tailgate handle in Vigorous Grey


– Carbon Black Leatherette Upholstery

– Leather Multifunction Steering Wheel

– Design highlights in Energetic yellow

– Heated Front Seats


– Navigation system with 6.5” display

MINI Connected

– Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information

Apple CarPlay

– Remote Services

– ConnectedDrive Services

– Intelligent emergency calling (E-call)

– E-Drive services (ability to initiate charging, monitor charging status and locate public charging stations)

Functional Equipment

– Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster

– Automatic dual-zone climate control

– AC Charging up to 7.4 kW / DC Fast Charging up to 50kW

MINI Driving Modes

– Two levels of power regeneration

Energy Efficient Heat pump (allows for excess heat from the motor to be utilized to heat cabin space to maximize efficiency)

– Pre-conditioning (remotely heat or cool the vehicle before departure through MINI Connected app)

– Electric parking brake

– Comfort Access Keyless entry

– Active Driving Assistant with Forward Collision Warning

– Acoustic Pedestrian Warning

– Rear View Camera

– Bluetooth with phone and audio streaming

– Auto Rain Sensing Wipers and Headlights

– Heated Mirrors and Washer Jets

Cruise Control

– Storage Package

2020 MINI Cooper SE Signature Plus Trim Level

Includes all standard features of the Signature trim plus:

 MSRP $33,900

Plus additional $850 Destination & Handling

 – Panoramic moon roof

– Choice of additional 17” wheels

– Power folding mirrors

– Auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors

– Universal garage door opener

– Park Distance Control (rear)

– Harman-Kardon sound system

2020 MINI Cooper SE Iconic Trim Level

Includes everything from Signature Plus trim plus: 

MSRP $36,900

Plus additional $850 Destination & Handling

MINI Yours leather steering wheel

– Additional color option MINI Yours Enigmatic Black

– Additional wheel option 17” Corona Spoke

– Park Distance Control (front and rear)

Parking assistant

– MINI Head-Up display

– 8.8” touchscreen navigation

– Wireless charging

– Cooper SE specific floor mats

MINI DNA Carries on in Electric Form

Based on, and dimensionally almost identical to the MINI Hardtop 2 Door launched in 2014, the MINI Cooper SE has been engineered to be electric. Modifications include a height increase of 18 mm (.7 inch) to accommodate floor-mounted battery packs and a new, more efficient HVAC heat pump to maximize range during colder weather. Despite these modifications, the MINI Cooper SE has the same distinctive style and identical interior dimensions and cargo space as the internal combustion MINI Hardtop. It also includes a closed, uniquely styled grill for better aerodynamics.

Charging and Regeneration

The MINI Cooper SE comes standard with AC Charging at up to 7.4 kW, which allows for a 100% charge at home in as little as 4 hours. The DC Charging at up to 50 kW allows for charging at public stations in as little as 40 minutes to achieve an 80% charge and utilizes the SAE Combo fast charging standard

From the outside, you will immediately notice the new EV Specific Filler Flap with an LED status indicator for when the vehicle is in charge mode. The MINI Cooper SE also includes a programmable locking feature that can prevent the charge cord from being unplugged when charging and can automatically unlock when fully charged to allow others needing charge access to the charger. The MINI Cooper SE also comes standard with a two-mode regenerative braking system to help maximize the recharging of the battery while also meeting your personal driving style preference.

Inside the Cockpit

The MINI Cooper SE comes standard with a new Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster, which features a digital speedometer and graphic indications for Charge Level and Power Level, as well as scrollable data including remaining range and charging/charge level during charging. This puts essential EV operations and energy consumption data all in one convenient place.

The new MINI Cooper SE will go on sale early March 2020 and will be available for customers at all MINI dealers across the U.S.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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