Last month Mini introduced their new Mini Cooper SE electric vehicle with a very attractive price for the US market. At the time, no pricing was announced for Canada, but we guessed it would be right around $40,000CDN.
Now Mini Canada has announced Canadian pricing for their new EV, and it comes in just as expected with an MSRP of $39,990CDN. Given it’s starting price point, that will make it eligible for the federal iZEV rebate of $5,000. If you live in British Columbia or Quebec, you can get additional rebates of $3,000 or $5,000 respectively, bringing the price out the door of $31,990CDN for BC residents and $29,990 for residents of Quebec. Those rebates will only apply if they programs are still around when the car is released, which will be March 2020.
Based on BMW’s i3 platform, Mini’s new EV will deliver 181 horsepower and 200 foot-pounds of torque. It will feature a 32.6kWh battery pack, rated at between 235-270km based on WLTP testing. In Canada, range ratings are based on the EPA cycle, which should estimate the range at about 210km. It will also be equipped with DC fast charging and single pedal driving, where the driver can select the amount of regenerative braking.