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The all-electric Mini Cooper SE will start at $29,900

At this price, a target and handling fee of $ 850 is added, so that the mark of $ 30,000 is not well below (even if BMW markets them as such). Taking into account federal and state tax credits, BMW suggests that buyers could be able to increase the electric vehicle price for just $ 17,900 depending on their location.

The car’s 181-horsepower engine puts it at 60 MPH with a top speed of 93 mph in 6.9 seconds. There is still no range estimate for the US. In Europe, the EV has been designed for a range of between 124 and 144 miles at full battery, so it may be better suited for city dwellers than for those who often travel longer distances.

However, the battery can be recharged 100 percent at home in just four hours by charging with AC power, or 80 percent by charging in public stations at 35 minutes in 35 minutes. The latter charges up to 50 kW and uses the SAE Combo fast charging standard.

The Mini Cooper EV comes standard with a 6.5-inch display with navigation system, Apple CarPlay compatibility, heated front seats, driver assistance, reversing camera and keyless entry. Two premium versions will also be available.