MINI Electric 2021, Martina – EV Owner Review

MINI Electric 2021, Martina - EV Owner Review

What first name would you like to appear in the review? 
Martina

 

What is the make and model of your EV?
MINI Electric

 

What year was your EV registered?
2021

 

How long have you owned your EV?
From new

 

What is the mileage on your EV?
500 – 1,000 miles

 

How many EVs have you owned?
This is my first

 

What is the average mileage range you achieve from your EV when fully charged?
90

 

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Why did you choose this car?
Work car so needs were more about the impression it gave to potential customers. Lots of companies use MINIs so seemed a good starting point to look for cars. Liked that it looks like a normal car especially the interior, no weird computer screens and menus etc just to change the heating. Already own a BMW as a personal car so loved the fact that it is part of BMW and we’re used to the iDrive and the controls etc already.

 

Positives – List 3 or more reasons why you love this car.

  • The drive is incredible – so much fun!
  • The lights! Headlights, ambient lighting and puddle mirror lights!
  • Is basically a BMW.

 

MINI Electric 2021, Martina - EV Owner Review

 

Negatives – List 3 or more things that you really don’t like about this car.

  • Would prefer a manual dial for the heater controls as opposed to a button that has to be scrolled through for the fan direction.

 

Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
None so far.

 

What are the standout tech features of the car?
I actually love that this car ISN’T really “techy”, it’s a proper car:

 

Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
You can change the colour of the ambient lighting!

 

Rate your EV out of 5.

 

What car are you interested in next and why?
BMW i4 M50, because it looks incredible. I’ve wanted an M5 for years but now preferring the 4 series and I am a total electric convert!

 

What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Project EV – it works as a plug and play unit but the app is terrible.

 

Rate your home charging unit out of 5.

 

What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
OVO Energy – would recommend purely for their gas prices. That makes it cheaper than switching to a variable rate supplier. Customer service around EVs and their drive tariff is non-existent as staff have had no training on it.

 

Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.

 

What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Not used any so far.

 

List your top 3 favourite public charging networks (in order of preference).
N/A

 

Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Not sure, 1st CENTRAL Insurance, I think. Already had previous work car insured with them.

 

Rate your insurance provider out of 5.

 

Estimate how much money you save per month owning and running an EV compared to a petrol/diesel car.
£400.

 

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