Electric MINI Cooper SE sold out in Australia! How will it do in Malaysia?

Arif · Jul 23, 2020 12:17 AM

MINI Australia has received an overwhelming response on its city electric runabout – the MINI Cooper SE. All 100 units that were pre-ordered by MINI Australia have been sold out without the car being physically seen or driven.

Those who wish buy a MINI Cooper SE in Australia now will have to wait until 2021 to get their cars. MINI Australia general manager Brett Waudby says the response was not expected since Australians love big V8s. Hence the small 100-unit pre-order by MINI Australia.

Between 70 to 80% of the cars were sold within a week, despite the MINI Cooper SE having a rather short battery range of 217 km from a 32.6 kWh battery. It seems that those who have ordered the electric MINI Cooper understand how short-range electric cars work – you charge them overnight and you’re fine for the rest of the day.

Charging is either done via 50 kW DC charging or 11 kW AC charging.

Its closest rivals are the Renault Zoe and Nissan Leaf. With the MINI Cooper SE coming to Malaysia soon, we are curious to see how the response will be like.