This is the Mini E, a li-ion-powered electric version of the Mini. It’s a rather severely limited edition production, with only 500 being made – and those have already been earmarked for delivery to the sort of companies that fancy having a few electric Minis on the books to make them look good.
The specs are great for a leccy car – 0-60 in 8.5 seconds, a top speed of 95mph and the equivalent power of 201 wild horses, plus it’s capable of doing 150 miles on only a 2.5 hour charge. There’s no back seat, mind – that space is full of the 5000 li-ion cells required to make the engine bits go round.
(Via Auto Express)