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MINI partners with Electric Vehicle Experience Centre

• MINI is an official partner of the Electric Vehicle Experience Centre (EVEC) in Milton-Keynes • EVEC provides free education and advice about plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles and offers test-drives of some of those on the market • MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid joins the EVEC fleet and new all-electric MINI will follow in 2020

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MINI UK has announced its official partnership with the Electric Vehicle Experience Centre (EVEC), Milton Keynes.


As part of the new partnership two MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid[1] vehicles have now joined the Experience fleet and are on display so visitors can explore the car or book a test-drive.  In March next year the MINI Electric[2], the brand’s first ever fully electric vehicle, will be launched in the UK and also join the EVEC fleet.


The EVEC is part of the Go Ultra Low City scheme funded by the government and supports the town’s aim to grow and promote the use of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, offering free education and advice to visitors.


David George, Director, MINI UK said “MINI fully supports what the Electric Vehicle Experience Centre stands for, to inform and transform public opinion about electrified vehicles. The MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid offers complete flexibility, whether it’s for the daily commute or a big weekend adventure, so it’s a perfect addition to the EVEC fleet.”


Ted Foster, Electric Vehicle Centre Manager said “I am really excited for what our new MINI partnership will do for the EVEC and for the future adoption of electric vehicles.”


The MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid costs from £31,880 on the road and it combines an electric motor and battery with a conventional petrol engine to offer drivers the best of both worlds. Its electric range is up to 26 miles and it has an acceleration of 0-62mph in just 6.8 seconds. For more information click here.  


To find out more about the EVEC or to book a test drive please click here.


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Fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption were measured using the methods required according to Regulation (EC) 2007/715 as amended. The information is based on a vehicle with basic equipment in Germany; ranges take into account differences in wheel and tyre size selected as well as optional equipment and can change during configuration.


The information has already been calculated based on the new WLTP test cycle and adapted to NEDC for comparison purposes. In these vehicles, different figures than those published here may apply for the assessment of taxes and other vehicle-related duties which are (also) based on CO2 emissions.


For further details of the official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new cars, please refer to the "Manual on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and power consumption of new cars" available free of charge at all sales outlets, from Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at https://www.dat.de/co2/.


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Helen Wilson
MINI Media Relations Executive
Tel: 07815 372480
Email: Helen.Wilson@mini.co.uk


Georgina Cox                                                     
MINI Media Relations Manager
Tel: 07815 370878               
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[1]Weighted Combined 141.2 – 156.9 mpg (2.0 – 1.8l/100km).   Electric energy consumption (weighted combined): 4.0-4.1 miles/kWh. CO2 Emissions: 45-43 g/km. Electric range: 26.1-28.6 miles. Equivalent all-electric range: 29.8-31.7 miles

[2]combined fuel consumption: 0.0 l/100 km; combined power consumption: 16.8 – 14.8 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km

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CO2 emission information.

The values for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption shown were determined in a standardised test cycle according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version currently applicable. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers transmission (automatic or manual) and the different wheels and tyres available on the selected model and may vary during the configuration.

The values of the vehicles labelled with (*), are already based on the test cycle according to the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to allow a comparison between vehicles. More information on the transition from NEDC to WLTP test procedures can be found here.

These figures are intended for comparison purposes and may not be representative of what a user achieves under usual driving conditions. For plug-in hybrid vehicles and battery electric vehicles the figures have been obtained using a combination of battery power and petrol fuel after the battery had been fully charged. Plug-in hybrid vehicles and battery electric vehicles require mains electricity for charging. The CO2 emissions labels are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the Passenger Car (Fuel consumption and CO2 Emissions Information) Regulations 2001, as amended. They are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle.

A guide on fuel economy and CO2 emissions which contains data for all new passenger car models is available at any point of sale free of charge. For further information you can also visit this link.

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