ELECTRIFICATION OF THE DRIVE.
The electrification of the drivetrain is the mobility for the future. Let’s look at the different MINI systems and get to know some of the common terms.
BATTERY ELECTRIC VEHICLES.
POWERED BY LITHIUM.
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) are charged by plugging into an external power supply and by regenerative braking. They require no petrol or diesel, and they produce zero tailpipe emissions.
The high voltage lithium-ION battery (1) is arranged in a T-shape and positioned along the length of the vehicle floor. The centre of gravity is much lower than with a petrol-powered MINI, for enhanced stability and agile handling.
The single electric motor (2) is located at the front and directly powers the front wheels. It produces the same power as a 2.0-litre, petrol-powered Cooper S.
The transmission and other integrated electronic systems (3) are located in the front under the bonnet of the new MINI Cooper SE 3-door. The charging port (4) is located on the left side scuttle.
Dynamic yet smooth. The all-electric MINI's compact system produces extremely low vibrations and lets you glide through the city in near silence.
Fast and direct. The all-electric MINI gives you full torque immediately to deliver thrilling agility, stirring acceleration with no lag, no gearshift interruptions and a very responsive drive.
One pedal driving. You can drive almost entirely with just one pedal. You can accelerate to your desired speed. And you can put power back into your battery every time you lift your foot up and come to a stop.
Less is more with the MINI Cooper SE 3-door. It's about keeping things simple with fewer parts to service and maintain than with a petrol-driven car. And keeping your car in top condition costs a lot less too.
MINI COOPER SE.
MINI AT ITS MOST EVOLVED.
PHEV - COMBINING BOTH ENERGY WORLDS.
Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) combine an electric and a conventional combustion engine drivetrain.
The MINI Cooper SE Countryman All 4 gives you 220 PS (162 kW). And latest-generation battery technology allows you to drive purely electrically and emission-free. It’s ideal for driving electrically in the city and using the engine for longer distances.
You can conveniently ‘plug-in’ to a socket at home, a workspace – or at a public charging station.
The TwinPower Turbo engine under the bonnet (1) drives the front wheels, with the fuel tank located at the rear (2).
In pure electric mode it is a rear-wheel drive – with the electric motor (3) located at the rear, driving the back wheel.
The battery and electronic systems are fitted under the rear seats (4).
ALL4 ALL-WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEM.
MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 can use its drivetrains separately or together to create a powerful 4-wheel drive. The electric motor sends its power directly to the rear wheels. Power from the petrol engine is sent to the front wheels. By harnessing their combined power to propel all four wheels, it offers a groundbreaking, electric-enhanced eALL4 all-wheel drive system.
In adverse weather, the ALL4 all-wheel drive is on hand to provide you improved traction stability and agility so you can react quickly and precisely to changing conditions and terrain. If a loss of traction or wheel slip is detected on a wet road, the system automatically redistributes power between the front and rear axles, as required. That means torque is distributed to the axle with the most grip.
When combined with the Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, it optimises control to help you stay on your intended course.
MINI hybrid technology in the MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 gives you the flexibility to choose the operating mode that’s right for you on your journey. It has three different driving modes which are controlled via the toggle in the centre console. When you start, the AUTO eDrive mode kicks in, and your MINI is driven purely electrically with a system output of 72 kW
In MAX eDrive mode, you can accelerate up to 125 km/h, without any local CO2 emissions and without needing a single drop of petrol. If you want to drive faster or accelerate, the petrol engine switches on automatically and provides you with additional power when you depress the accelerator. The total system output of 162 kW and the combined torque this produces are then immediately on hand for more sporty manoeuvres. The MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 196 km/h.
ON THE ROAD RIGHT NOW.
OTHER EV CONCEPTS.
Regenerative braking recoups energy which would normally be lost when slowing down, and redeploys it to boost power to your engine helping it perform more economically.
You can not charge a mild-hybrid directly via a plug at home or public charger.
FUELL CELL EVS – POWERED BY HYDROGEN.
Hydrogen fuel cell cars are driven by an electric motor. The difference, however, is that they produce electricity themselves. So unlike BEVs and PHEVs, they don’t get their power from a built-in chargable battery. Instead, hydrogen cars effectively have their own efficient power plant on board – the fuel cell.
Our commitment to sustainability is overriding and this can be clearly seen with the implementation of standards in the life cycle assessment of vehicles. This starts with the resources used, energy consumption, through to recycling rates. Our goal is also to achieve sustainable value chains with recyclable and renewable raw materials – and that includes energy supply.
It is not only the management of resources, but we now aim to determine the CO2 footprint for the material supply chain when awarding contracts to suppliers – and integrate measures along the value-added chain with respect to reducing emissions.
Step by step, our path towards an environmentally friendly and emission-free future is becoming a reality.
HOME AND AWAY.
You can ‘tank up’ with the 'fuel' you need, whenever you want – wherever you are.