The MINI Electric inspires passion in everyone who drives it, thanks to its head-turning style and addictive driving character, its rapid recharging, and its cool tech-packed interior. That’s why we asked three MINI Electric drivers to explain to us why they love it so much.
Alongside Iola and Monwar – who also picked their favourite MINI Electric features and their top tips for making the electric switch – we asked South London-based chiropractor Misty to tell us her MINI Electric story in her own words.
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“I love how my MINI Electric looks”
“I’ve always loved how the MINI looks. I toyed with getting one for ages, but I also wanted to go electric, so the MINI Electric was the perfect fit. I love its British links. The Union Jack rear lights are super cool, and I adore the sporty style.
“With mine, I wanted everything blacked out: wing mirrors, wheels, bodywork, everything! I particularly love my MINI Electric’s Enigmatic Black paint. It has a lovely iridescence to it, so in certain lights it looks pure black, and sometimes navy.
“I think other brands have too much choice and options, but the MINI Electric offered just the right amount of customisation to make it feel unique to me. I don’t think I’ve seen another MINI Electric that looks exactly like mine.”
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“It feels like you’re driving a go-kart”
“I really enjoy driving, and I think that’s what I love most about the MINI Electric: how fun it is behind the wheel. I’d never driven an electric car before, and I was surprised at just how nippy the MINI Electric can be. It’s the perfect size for cutting through busy traffic, and the electric power is so responsive.
“The one-pedal driving, thanks to the regenerative braking, quickly became second nature, and I like that I rarely have to use the brake pedal around town. I just take my foot off the accelerator, and it slows down. It feels like a go-kart, and it’s nice knowing that, while you’re slowing, the car is putting power back into the battery. It makes you a more confident, alert and efficient driver, as the display shows how many kilowatts you’re using, and how much charge you’re regenerating.