SOURCE:  usatoday

German automotive brand BMW revealed the first electric vehicle for its MINI brand.

The MINI Electric, officially known as the MINI Cooper SE, debuted Tuesday in the Netherlands.

The car will be built in the United Kingdom and exported to the U.S. It’s expected to arrive in 2020, with production beginning in November 2019.

While the brand has the MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid, the MINI Cooper SE is its first model that does not use gasoline. Instead, it uses only a battery and electric motor.

The car gets the equivalent of 181 horsepower with front-wheel drive, boasting what BMW described as a “go-kart feeling.” It goes 0 to 62 miles per hour in 7.3 seconds with a top speed of 93.2 mph.


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