The Mini is a British icon that has already undergone one renaissance - and now it may be time for a second, as the first all-electric version is made official. The Mini Electric is your cover star this week, and we have all the details.
The British-built EV will arrive early next year with a sub-£25k starting price, with power from a 188bhp electric motor. A smaller battery promises to deliver the kind of handling you’d expect from a Mini, but an estimated range of 120-140 miles may put it at a disadvantage compared to its all-electric rivals.
The Goodwood Festival of Speed is essentially the unofficial British Motor Show, with manufacturers from all price brackets using the gathering of car fans to reveal new metal. This year’s event was no different, with Mercedes debuting the hardcore AMG A45 S hyper-hatch, both Audi and Porsche showing off their customer GT3 race cars, and Volkswagen obliterated the hillclimb record set twenty years ago by an F1 car, with Romain Dumas piloting the ID R electric racer to the top of the Sussex estate with astonishing speed. This issue has all the highlights.
We also dish the dirt on the latest round of Land Rover Defender leaks, canvas public opinion on the forthcoming introduction of speed limiters, look at how Vauxhall’s Luton plant has secured its future thanks to the Vivaro van, and imagine what the recently confirmed electric Jaguar XJ will look like.