Third time’s the charm! BMW has already shown two electric Mini concepts but they’re only now revealing the long-awaited classic Mini electric car concept.
“The classic Mini Electric is the result of an imaginary journey through time, where the story of classic model is extended by a consecutive chapter. The original from the second half of the 20th century becomes a sympathetic ambassador for environmental awareness and a form of sustainable mobility whose future has just begun.” That’s what BMW said about the gorgeous concept that’s on display at the New York International Auto Show until April 8.
However, the electric Mini that will go into production is not based on the classic model but on the Mini 3 Door.
Why not both? We don’t know. What we do know is that the electric Mini 3 Door is expected to launch sometime during 2019, when, coincidentally, the classic Mini Cooper will celebrate its 60th anniversary.
“We always joke and say if Issigonis was to invent the Mini today, it would definitely be an electric car. It is the answer to current challenges, as the original Mini was in 1959,” said Sebastian Mackensen.