How does the MINI Countryman Cooper SE Plug-In Hybrid work?
It’s an EV and a petrol car combined. When the situation calls for it to be an electric car, its rear-mounted electric motor will drive the car around without using any fuel. If the petrol engine is needed, it’ll kick in and drive the front wheels as well.
Can the MINI Countryman Cooper SE Plug-In Hybrid self charge?
Yes! While you’ll get more power in to the battery faster by plugging it in (and save more fuel), the car will regenerate electricity and pop it in to the battery while braking or coasting. Just remember that 'self charging' means 'petrol burning'.
Is there a fully electric MINI Countryman?
Not yet, for now there’s only a plug-in hybrid version. That said, with the MINI Electric Hatch out in the wild, we know MINI has the tech to make it happen, and the Countryman’s bigger body means more space for more batteries…
Where is the MINI Countryman Cooper SE Plug-In Hybrid made?
Unlike its stablemates, the MINI Countryman Cooper SE Plug-In Hybrid isn’t made in Oxford, but in Graz, Austria.
Where is the battery in the MINI Countryman Cooper SE Plug-In Hybrid?
The batteries that power the electric motor are under the rear seats. This means there’s a touch less boot space in the PHEV than the regular ICE cars, but not a world ending amount.