Many are looking to take advantage of the federal tax credit for electric cars, and the MINI Cooper SE is a good way to do just that. Offering buyers a $7,500 federal credit, this vehicle is a great way to make use of both federal and local tax incentives, are there are many options out there to help bring the price of this vehicle down.
Under the Hood
The MINI Cooper SE offers more power than you might imagine. You’ll get 181 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque from this vehicle. It has a 32.6-kilowatt-hour battery. It sits a bit higher to accommodate the battery pack, and weighs 319 pounds more than it’s gas powered brother. While not at the top of the list for range, this vehicle features a range of 110 miles per charge. It can reach 60 mph in 6.3 seconds, and it has a top speed of 93 miles per hour, which is not bad for a MINI and particularly impressive for a fully electric car. A recharge takes just four hours on a 7.4-kW AC charger.
Inside the MINI Cooper SE
There are some great options with this vehicle. The base trim has been dubbed Signature, and you can get it for $30,750. With that, you’ll get a 6.5-inch infotainment display, heated seats, and a brand new instrument panel screen. Apple CarPlay also comes standard. The Signature Plus model comes at a higher price tag, but you get parking sensors with that, sunroof, and a sound system upgrade. The top level increases the price tag a bit more, but you get a larger infotainment system and navigation, as well as an additional color option.