A few months before its official presentation to the general public, the Mini Aceman shows itself in camouflage, in the desert. Mini’s new 100% electric model has just completed its tests under 50°C.
Mini tests its Aceman in the desert
To test the capabilities of its Aceman’s electric motor, Mini chose to take it into the desert, under intense heat. Beyond the driving comfort and the dynamism of the vehicle, the teams wanted to test the resistance of the battery and the charging behavior under a burning sun, in the sand and dust of the desert, with a thermometer that could climb up to 50°C.
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A final testing phase before the marketing of this small model which will be positioned between the new Hatch and the Countryman. Only offered with a 100% electric engine, this car represents a renewal for the British brand.
An exclusively electric model
The latest addition to the Mini family will have four doors and a large tailgate. It will be based on a new platform dedicated to electricity, the Sportlight EV. A technology developed by BMW and the Chinese Great Wall Motors. The model will be equipped with a 54.2 kWh battery. He promises to respect the “ founding principles of the brand », namely: contained dimensions and dynamic driving.
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For Stefanie Wurst, director of the Mini brand, “ The all-electric Aceman opens up new opportunities for customers who want a smaller crossover than our popular Countryman. This is an important step. The electrification of our range represents a decisive step forward for the future of the brand “. While waiting for the Aceman, the 100% electric Countryman is expected on February 17, 2024.
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