Mini has revealed pricing for its emissions-free Electric Hatch, which will wear a $59,900 drive-away sticker when it hits Australian showrooms in August.
Underpinning the Electric Hatch is a 135kW electric motor and 32.6kWh lithium-ion battery that enables a zero-to-100km/h acceleration time of 7.3 seconds and a driving range of 233km.
Comparatively, the 110kW Nissan Leaf is priced at $49,990 before on-road costs and boasts a 280km driving range, while Australia’s cheapest electric car, the $48,490 BOCs Hyundai Ioniq Electric, sports a 100kW electric motor and 373km range.
Of note, both the Leaf and Ioniq are classed as one-size-larger small cars, whereas the three-door Mini Electric Hatch is a premium light car.
The Mini Electric Hatch is also fitted with 50kW DC fast-charging capabilities, meaning 80 per cent of the battery can be juiced in just 35 minutes.
Standard equipment in the latest Mini includes 17-inch wheels, adaptive LED headlights, leather interior, heated front sports seats, head-up display, digital dashboard and premium Harman Kardon sound system.
Compared to the rest of the three-door Mini Hatch range, the Electric slots in above the Cooper, Cooper S and performance-orientated JCW, which are priced from $30,250, $40,700 and $50,400 all before on-roads respectively, but below the limited-run $63,900 JCW GP flagship.