Electric MINI Cooper SE gets $30,750 price tag
Range is expected to be limited to 114 miles.
MINI has confirmed plans to sell the all-electric Cooper SE for $30,750.
The hatchback is expected to have an EPA range rating of around 114 miles, putting it on par with the 40-kWh Nissan Leaf in terms of price but with slightly less range.
The smaller battery relatively low price aligns with MINI's positioning as an urban brand, undercutting longer-range EVs with price tags closer to $40,000 including the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt.
The Cooper SE boasts 181 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque from its 32.6-kWh battery pack, which can be charged to 80 percent in just 35 minutes.
The first US-bound units will go on sale by March 2020.