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2022 Mini Cooper S E gets a small range bump

There aren’t that many choices left for battery-electric vehicles made specifically for city or short-distance driving and commuting. With the Hyundai Ioniq Electric gone, your choices are down to the Nissan Leaf and the refreshed 2022 Mini Cooper SE. When it initially arrived, the all-electric Cooper S E was rated for 110 miles per charge […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/23/2021
One-off Mini Cooper SE “strips” for sustainability

Mini has unveiled a one-off collaboration with Paul Smith in London to show off their idea of sustainable design. Dubbed the Mini Strip, this special Mini Cooper SE Hardtop was designed with the theme “Simplicity, Transparency, Sustainability” to showcase new ideas for automotive design. The car was completely stripped of its interior down to the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
8/18/2021
Next-generation Mini convertible will go electric in 2025

As part of BMW Group’s broader focus on electrification, Mini will become an all-electric brand by the 2030s. Its last internal combustion engine will be introduced in 2025 and from there, it’ll continue to electrify its lineup. The year 2025 will also be significant because it marks the arrival of the next-generation Mini Convertible, which […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/12/2021
Mini Pacesetter is an electrified JCW GP that’ll play Safety Car in the Formula E World Championship series

We’re pretty big fans of the Mini Cooper S E electric here, but it’s safe to say that it isn’t “motor sports ready.” So Mini took inspiration from John Cooper Works and applied it to a new concept that’ll function as a Safety Car in the Formula E series. Called the Pacesetter, the electric Mini […]

by Chad Kirchner
3/29/2021
Mini to become an all electric brand by “early 2030s”

Mini will be the next brand to go all-electric by the 2030s. During BMW Group’s 2021 Media Conference Day, it was announced that Mini’s last internal combustion engine will be introduced by 2025. By 2027, Mini expects electric vehicles to make up at least 50 percent of its sales. Despite that, Mini will stay a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
3/17/2021
Testing indicates that the Porsche Taycan 4S is the range king: Report

Manufacturer claimed ranges and EPA claimed ranges of electric vehicles often differ from real world experiences. While that’s also true in ICE vehicles, sometimes the differences in EVs can be quite stark. That’s why places like to independently test EV range and consumption. The folks at Edmunds did just that, and the results are a […]

by Chad Kirchner
2/12/2021
2022 Mini Cooper S E hardtop gets significant updates

Mini has announced a major refresh for the 2022 Hardtop and Convertible models, and the all-electric Cooper SE has also benefited. Available in two-door Hardtop guise, the Mini Cooper S E gets a significantly revised front fascia with new air curtains to help improve aerodynamics and gloss black inserts in the headlight housings. Additional exterior […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/27/2021
Looking Ahead: EV Pulse America looks forward to driving these vehicles in 2021

We all can probably agree that the year 2020 wasn’t much fun. Aside from the pandemic, Australia was on fire, California was on fire, the economy ground to halt. No good. So we decided to reach out to our staff and see what they are most looking forward to driving in the new year. Since […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/28/2020
Mini shows off future of John Cooper Works featuring electrification

When it comes to making fun little cars, Mini is ace. When it comes to electrifying the cars, it is pretty swell, too. It makes sense that for high performance models, the brand will also follow the EV route. That is why you are now looking at potentially future John Cooper Works Minis. As we […]

by Chad Kirchner
12/2/2020
Which budget-friendly European EVs go the distance on a single charge?

Our European friends have a ton — or tonne — more EVs to choose from. Thanks to a growing infrastructure and government incentives, there are EVs from all of the big players. Additionally, many of them are budget-minded cars and not just a straight premium offering. Maybe you’re shopping this fall for an EV in […]

by Chad Kirchner
11/27/2020