MAKE THE SWITCH

Now is the perfect time to make the switch from a combustion engine to a pure-electric powertrain, especially where the MINI Electric is concerned.

    SEE HOW MUCH YOU COULD SAVE.**​

    If you drive this distance every day

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    full charge a week required 2 x
    of a full charge needed 25 %
    when you save compared to similar petrol vehicles £1,091

    CHARGE AT HOME OVERNIGHT:

    Regular Power Socket > 02:33 H Duration £2.20 Cost
    PodPoint Home Charger > 00:51 H Duration £2.20 Cost

    CHARGE AT THE PUBLIC STATION:

    Type 2 (AC) > 00:51 H Duration £3.57 Cost
    CCS (DC) > 00:11 H Duration £3.38 Cost
    full charge a week required 3 x
    of a full charge needed 50%
    what you save compared to similar petrol vehicles £2,182

    CHARGE AT HOME OVERNIGHT:

    Regular Power Socket > 05:06 H Duration £4.41 Cost
    PodPoint Home Charger > 01:42 H Duration £4.41 Cost

    CHARGE AT THE PUBLIC STATION:

    Type 2 (AC) > 01:42 H Duration £7.14 Cost
    CCS (DC) > 00:22 H Duration £6.75 Cost
    full charge a week required 4 x
    of a full charge needed 75%
    what you save compared to similar petrol vehicles £3,273

    CHARGE AT HOME OVERNIGHT:

    Regular Power Socket > 07:39 H Duration £6.61 Cost
    PodPoint Home Charger > 02:33 H Duration £6.61 Cost

    CHARGE AT THE PUBLIC STATION:

    Type 2 (AC) > 02:33 H Duration £10.71 Cost
    CCS (DC) > 00:33 H Duration £10.13 Cost
    full charge a week required 5 x
    of a full charge needed 100%
    what you save compared to similar petrol vehicles £4,364

    CHARGE AT HOME OVERNIGHT:

    Regular Power Socket > 10:12 H Duration £8.81 Cost
    PodPoint Home Charger > 03:24 H Duration £8.81 Cost

    CHARGE AT THE PUBLIC STATION:

    Type 2 (AC) > 03:24 H Duration £14.28 Cost
    CCS (DC) > 00:45 H Duration £13.50

    REASONS TO GO ELECTRIC

    FAQS.

    HOW DO I FIND CHARGING POINTS?

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    With MINI Navigation. Wherever you are, it will locate your nearest charging location – and guide you straight to it.

    HOW DO CHARGING STATIONS WORK?

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    If your nearest public access point features a cable that’s already attached, you simply connect it to your MINI Electric. Alternatively, use the cable supplied with your car to connect to the charger.

    In some cases, you can top up using the charging section of the MINI app – which is free to download from the App Store or google Play.

    HOW DO I PAY?

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    You can pay as you go or with convenient monthly debits.

    WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW WHEN CHARGING?

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    • Refrain from using extension cables.
    • You may need to set the current before charging.
    • When connecting, connect to the socket and to the vehicle, in that order.
    • When disconnecting, disconnect from the vehicle and the socket, in that order.
    • The charging process will only begin once the MINI Electric is locked.

    IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHARGING USING ALTERNATING CURRENT (AC) AND DIRECT CURRENT (DC)?

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    AC is the most efficient charging method, particularly when charging overnight. However, if you wish to charge quickly, DC is the better solution.

    WHO DO I CONTACT FOR HELP IF I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THE CHARGING COLUMN?

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    Please contact the charging device operator. The number is usually found on the device itself.

    WHAT ARE THE KEY RAW MATERIALS USED FOR THE MINI ELECTRIC’S HIGH-VOLTAGE STORAGE AND WHAT DO YOU DO TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE SOURCED RESPONSIBLY?

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    Cobalt, graphite, lithium and nickel, wrapped in an aluminium shell.

    MINI has committed to developing a supply chain that is responsible and sustainable and is in full accord with its own ethical and human rights standards.

    HOW DO YOU ENSURE THAT COBALT IS RESPONSIBLY SOURCED?

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    MINI works with BASF, Samsung Electronics and Samsung SDI to ensure that sustainable cobalt mining is undertaken. Furthermore, all parties are committed to increasing the proportion of recycled cobalt used in battery cells.

    WHAT STEPS DO YOU TAKE TO ENSURE THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS FOR ALUMINIUM IS FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE?

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    As well as purchasing for its own needs, MINI ensures that aluminium is available to its suppliers on a regular and affordable basis. Meanwhile, MINI strives to source more recycled aluminium as part of the manufacturing process.

    WHERE DOES YOUR LITHIUM COME FROM AND HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN A SUSTAINABLE SOURCING PROCESS?

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    Australia, from hard rock deposits that meet the highest sustainability standards. In the meantime, MINI’s parent company, BMW Group, continues to conduct research into the recycling of materials such as lithium.

    WHAT STEPS DO YOU TAKE TO ENSURE YOUR SUPPLIERS MEET SUSTAINABILITY REQUIREMENTS?

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    MINI encourages and promotes maximum transparency throughout the supply chain.

    AT WHAT POINT DOES THE MINI ELECTRIC BECOME GREENER THAN THE MINI COOPER S?

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    The more renewable the electricity, the more sustainable the electric car in question is. The CO2 footprint of an electric car’s battery pack needs to be considered too. On average, it takes about 12 months’ worth of Electric MINI driving to offset the global warming emissions required to produce it.