We recently learned of the lease pricing on MINI 's new electric powered Cooper , simply known as the MINI E.
According to MINI , The new MINI E will be a one year lease priced at $850. Seeing that it is a low volume production car this price does not seem to pricey. Additionally the pricing does not cover the the actual development and production cost of the new MINI E. Also figure in the fact that driving the new MINI E means that you won't have to stop at a gas pump ever, hence a saving in fuel costs every month.
Only 500 MINI E's will be making it to the United States. Each MINI E should be good for a total of 150 miles on one charge before having to be recharged via a special wallbox which will need to be installed in a customers garage. Timing for a recharge via the wallbox will ring in at 2 and half hours. Then it is time to "motor on."
According to MINI, "only lockable garages or similar buildings will qualify as homebases" and power stations for the new MINI E. Maintenance for the car can only be done by qualified specialists which will be revealed when a customer signs up for the car.