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Electric Mini John Cooper Works will be a reality as the EV hot hatch takes shape – Roadshow

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Electrical propulsion strategies will not solely revolutionize commuter vehicles: Automakers see battery energy as the longer term in efficiency vehicles too. We’re A-OK with that, and so is Mini. The BMW-owned British model mentioned on Tuesday it plans for an electrical John Cooper Works, which is able to harness the pocket-rocket mentality of the mannequin, however give it a zero-emissions twist.

The model did not present particular particulars, however it confirmed engineers already constructed “ideas” for such a automotive. Following the launch of the Mini Electric, the corporate needs to use all the things it realized to the excessive efficiency a part of the model. The Mini JCW is kind of the riot, with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that produces 301 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque. However sooner or later, we could possibly be one hell of a scorching hatchback with immediate torque from electrical motors.

Regardless of a deal with an electrical JCW mannequin, Mini mentioned it would not plan to scrap the internal-combustion engine any time quickly. As an alternative, it plans to offer drivers with each choices to “make certain we’re addressing the needs and wishes of efficiency fanatics all all over the world,” in response to Bernd Körber, who oversees Mini. We’re completely down with each avenues, so convey it on, Mini.


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