Benefits of electric and hybrid driving Compared to a vehicle powered by a standard petrol or diesel engine, an electric or hybrid automobile delivers greater efficiency while producing lower (or even zero) CO2 emissions. This means it’s more cost-effective to run and kinder to the environment.
Economy, batteries and charging A pure-electric vehicle (EV) offers optimal cost-effectiveness, while a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is the next best option because it uses both a battery and electric motor and petrol/diesel engine. And while a mild-hybrid vehicle (MHEV) is neither as efficient nor as eco-friendly as a PHEV or EV, it’s still more so than a purely fuel-driven equivalent.

An EV is propelled by an electric motor, which is powered by a battery, and A PHEV alternates between electric and fuel-combustion power. An EV or PHEV battery needs to be charged, whether at home, at work or at a public access point.

An MHEV is self-charging, using regenerative braking (and coasting) to top up its battery.

Why choose MINI electric or hybrid?

Whether you choose the MINI Electric or the MINI Countryman Plug-in hybrid, you’ll still enjoy the style, quality and performance associated with the marque, as well as an extensive range of standard-issue features. That said, both options offer specific advantages: enhanced efficiency and greater carbon neutrality, most notably.

Understanding Electric and Hybrid

If you have any questions, please consult our FAQs below.

What is the MINI Electric’s range?


Depending on external temperatures and driving habits, the MINI Electric offers a range of up to 145 miles.

How do I prevent my MINI Electric from running out of battery power?


As long as you plan your journey and charge the battery before setting off, you’ll have no issues on that front. There are 42,000-plus public charge points located around the UK, in more than 15,000 locations.

How does a PHEV switch between fuel and electric?


It does so without you needing to do a thing. If the battery runs low – or if more power (e.g., greater acceleration) is required, the combustion engine automatically kicks in.

How does an MHEV self-charge?


This occurs whenever the vehicle brakes or coasts, at which point, the electric motor converts the MINI’s kinetic energy into electrical energy, which is stored within the battery.