A charged Mini JCW won’t get an internal combustion engine?December 19, 2019
As part of his interview, Mini Vice President of the United States Mike Peyton said that the high-performance Mini Cooper John Cooper Works (JCW) does not need an internal combustion engine, hinting that the nimble new product will receive an all-electric power installation.
Mr. Peyton said there is “potential” for a fully electric JCW, adding that having a traditional ICE in the modern world is not necessary for the car to boast impressive dynamic performance. However, the installation of an electric power plant in Mini cars is a different story. Peyton noted that the technology for creating batteries for electric vehicles is still being improved, and he would like to see further improvements that will improve the performance of this system as a whole.
However, while the Mini continues to release plug-in hybrid versions of its internal combustion engines, along with their regular versions, without any electrification.
Right now, the Mini is offering a plug-in hybrid version of the Countryman model. However, by the end of next year, the Mini will also be offering the 2020 Mini Cooper SE, an all-electric two-door car with a range of 183 kilometers. One of the advantages that Mini has is the ability to access all the achievements of BMW, which is the parent company for the manufacturer of city cars.
Mr. Payton separately noted that the battery and electric motor provide unrivaled performance compared to an internal combustion engine. He also noted that the all-electric Mini Cooper JCW is likely to appear in a few years. And this can take model performance to a new level.
Not so long ago, we wrote that MINI began to take orders for the electric Cooper SE. US motorists can checkout the MINI Cooper SE Electric. But the first commercial vehicles will reach America only in March 2020.
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