What first name would you like to appear in the review?
What is the make and model of your EV?
MINI Electric Level 3
What year was your EV registered?
How long have you owned your EV?
0 – 1 year
What is the mileage on your EV?
20,000 – 30,000 miles
How many EVs have you owned?
This is my 2nd
What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
Why did you choose this car?
It’s driving dynamics, all it’s ‘toys’ and the familiarity after previously owning an i3 (which the MINI shares its drivetrain with).
Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car.
- Cheap to run
Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car.
- The ride is a little firm on 17” wheels but expected in a MINI
- would have liked adaptive cruise but not available on pre-facelift cars
- rear space could be better.
Surprise us! Tell us something surprising about this car?
It has a heartbeat. When you lock it, the ring around the central display pulses like a heartbeat which gradually fades away
What car are you interested in next and why?
I would love to stay within the BMW Group so maybe an i4 but that’s a long way off, for financials reasons.
What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Wallbox Pulsar Plus – a fantastic neat and tidy little charger.
What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Go – just the go to for EV tariffs.
What public charging networks do you use? Would you recommend them to others and why?
ChargePlace Scotland or Gridserve (only on trip to IKEA in Edinburgh).
Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Sheila’s Wheels – used them as they were the cheapest.