Mini Cooper SE gets North American range rating of just 177km

Mini Cooper SE

After getting the Canadian pricing for the upcoming all-electric Mini Cooper SE last month, the critical range rating was released this week by Mini, and it’s not looking promising for potential purchasers.

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When Mini first announced the compact electric vehicle, it was stated to come with a European WLTP range of between 235km-270km from the 32.6kWh battery pack. The WLTP rating is always a more optimistic number than the North American EPA rating. While the EPA have yet to release theirs, Mini has announced a range of just 177km for North American buyers, according to Autoblog.

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It will at least be a cheaper electric alternative for most, with a Canadian 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.

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