Mini SE Clubman Electric Car Charging Guide
A classic car re-engineered to electric
Mini is building on the work done by the BMW i3 and providing an attractive and practical city oriented hatchback that comes in at a relatively competitive price point.
The small 32.6 kWh battery pack provides power to the single motor which produces up an impressive 135kW of power, allowing drivers to go from 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds, although as with all electric cars, the acceleration in the first part of this sprint will leave many other vehicles in the dust. Advertised range is 270km but real world tests put this figure at closer to 230km.
AC & DC
A refined offering, the Mini electric isn't trying to be revolutionary,...
...but does offer an attractive vehicle based on the iconic Mini design.
It also represents a good value offering, being reasonably price comparable to its petrol counterparts, especially when you factor in the money saved by not buying fuel.
Clearly aimed at city buyers, the Mini Electric is a compelling package that will be well suited to environmentally minded drivers who aren't afraid to pay a premium for this new tech.
Which electric car charge port does the Mini SE Cooper use?
The Mini is equipped with Type 2 & CCS2 charge ports. The Type 2 Mennekes connector is what’s typically used at home and at destination chargers. The CCS2 combination port allows for fast DC charging as well as the standard AC charging.
To charge up at home, the intelligent & solar-connected Myenergi Zappi as the best wall charger to go with the Mini.
How long does it take to charge the Mini SE Cooper Electric at home?
The MINI SE Cooper takes between 4 and 16 hours to charge from flat. We highly recommend you invest in a 7kW EV wall charger so you have more range more often. As with many other EVs, our team highly recommends the British-made Myenergi Zappi for the Mini as the best domestic wall charger on the market, especially if you have PV solar power or a home battery or Tesla Powerwall.
If you have solar panels at home or work, the Myenergi Zappi will ensure you're always using your self-generated renewables power when your Audi is plugged in. This super smart system talks to your solar and makes sure you only charge your Mini with surplus solar energy.
The Mini can be fully charged at 7kW in about 4 hours. Call us on1300 70 11 99 to find out how.
How to charge the Mini SE Cooper Electric at a public J1772 Type 1 electric car charging station
A type 1 to type 2 adapter will charge your Mini up to 11kw / give you 40 kms per hour of charge.
For a long time, J1772 / Type 1 connectors have been the norm for domestic use. The issue for new car owners is there are many charging stations which use the J1772 standard which you cannot natively take advantage of. So a J1772 to Tesla (Mennekes) adapter cable is the most suitable electric charging cable for your Mini .
This allows you to connect to J1772 charging stations; simply insert the J1772 plug to charge at up to 11kw or 50 kms of range per hour. Have a look at Plugshare map pic as an example of just how many J1772 charging stations are available in your area!
How to charge the Mini Electric at a public Type 2 Mennekes untethered EV charging station
A Type 2 to Type 2 Mennekes cable will charge your Mini at up to 11Kw / add 50 km for every hour of charge. An essential EV charging cable for every Mennekes Type 2 electric vehicle to enable safe and secure charging from public ‘Universal’ charging stations.
Most public charge points are now universal; this means the point has no in-built cable. The result is reduced maintenance and damage, as well as reduced liability for the owner of the station. If there is no permanent cable attached to the charger then there is less risk of it being driven over or generally being abused. They are otherwise known as BYO cable chargers.