The next Mini Cooper JCW may be electricJanuary 25, 2020
Mini says that future John Cooper Works models may lose internal combustion engines and, as a result, a cult hoarse exhaust note.
Andreas Lampka, head of the Mini communications division, announced the electrification of the next generation of JCW models, as well as related issues. There is no doubt that the Mini will offer some form of partial or full electrification in the future, but electrifying JCW models that offer improved torque and acceleration can be difficult.
Mini, although not a “total fan” of electric vehicles, does not deny the benefits of electric power plants. According to Lampka, “the emotional appeal of the JCW is its sound,” and the Mini will need to reinvent this “feeling”, which is not possible with an electric car.
This does not mean that such a transition is impossible. Electric cars like the Tesla and the sports Porsche Taycan are gaining in popularity, but there has never been a car like the electric JCW.
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