Charging Mini Electric Cars

Charging Mini EVs

Minis are instantly recognisable cars, and they've been popular since the early 1960s when they became a symbol of the British Pop Culture movement.  

Formally, Mini was owned by the British Motor Corporation, which gave it its classic design and 'uniquely British' style. German manufacturer BMW now owns mini, and they have been working to improve their sustainability efforts with a range of Mini electric and PHEV vehicles.

Read on to find out how you can get the most from your Mini electric vehicle.

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Mini EV & PHEVs Models

When it comes to charging your Mini EV or PHEV, how long it will take to achieve a full charge will come down to the size of your car's battery and the quality of the equipment you use. Currently, Mini offer two electric vehicles:

Mini Electric (2020) - 32.6 kWh battery

Mini Countryman PHEV (2017) - 7.6 kWh battery

Both vehicles offer the potential for increased sustainable travel with fairly sized electric engines. The Mini Electric (2020) has an official range of 145 miles between charges, and it can get up to 62 mph in just 7.3 seconds – making it a speedy and efficient car, especially for short-distance or city commuters.

Mini EVs Charging Cables

While it is possible to charge both the Mini Electric (2020) and the Mini Countryman PHEV (2017) with a three-pin charger, it will take you much longer than if you used a dedicated charging port and cable. 

Longer charging times can amount to more money spent on electricity and damage your car's battery in the long run. If you want to get the most out of your Mini electric vehicle, you'll need to use the best equipment available to you.

The Mini Electric (2020) and the Mini Countryman PHEV (2017) are compatible with type 2 charging cables. At Smartly, we offer a range of EV cables that are of the highest quality, such as:

Smartly Type 2 to Type 2 cables

You can use our vehicle selector tool to see all products we stock that are compatible with your Mini vehicle.

Mini EV Chargers

We can't recommend having a good home-charging set up enough – it'll help you get the most out of owning your electric vehicle if you can achieve a full charge at home.

For home charging, we would recommend a single-phase charger such as:

Easee One 

Wallbox Pulsar Max

MyEnergi Zappi

You can find the full selection of chargers on our website. We do not recommend three-phase chargers for home usage, as most homes will not have a suitable three-phase power supply to accommodate them.

The Mini Electric (2020) will take an average of:

● 14 hours to achieve a full charge using a 3-pin plug.
● 5 hours to achieve a full charge using a 7kW charger.
● 9 hours to achieve a full charge using a 22kW charger.
● 30 minutes to achieve 80% charge using a rapid charger 50kW or higher.

The Mini Countryman PHEV (2017) will take an average of:
● 4 hours to achieve a full charge using a 3-pin plug.
● 2 hours to achieve a full charge using a 7kW charger.
● 2 hours to achieve a full charge using a 22kW charger.

Please note that the Mini Countryman PHEV is not capable of rapid charging. This is common with many PHEVs, as they have smaller engines that do not require the same boost as a full EV.
The cost to run your Mini will vary depending on your energy rate. The average cost to charge a Mini at home is as follows:

● Mini Electric (2020) - £8.22 to charge from empty to full, based on a typical peak energy rate of 28p per kWh.
● Mini Countryman PHEV (2017) - £1.92 to charge the electric battery from empty to full, based on a typical peak energy rate of 28p per kWh.

You may be able to save money by charging your EV at off-peak energy times. These are usually overnight hours when less energy is used across the grid. Check with your supplier to see when their off-peak hours are.
Investing in a home setup can save you lots of money in the long run, as you won't have to rely on expensive public chargers; there are even government grants to help you afford it.

Why Choose Us For Your Charging Equipment?

Aside from our excellent products that speak for themselves, we endeavour to educate our clients about what they are buying and why they are buying it. We can recommend what’ll be best for your own setup and we pride ourselves on our customer care focus when it comes to education about EV technology.

You’ll also be pleased to know that all of the products we stock are made right here in the UK or are sourced from reputable, industry-leading brands in Europe.

When you choose us, you are choosing nothing but premium products. 

In addition, we are also a very environmentally conscious company. We are a carbon-neutral company, and work with One Tree Planted to reach and exceed our sustainability goals. We plant a minimum of 30 trees every month to help combat climate change!

Find your Mini and other EV/PHEVs here!

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