MINI Electric Level 3 2020, Tamsyn – EV Owner Review

MINI Electric Level 3 2020, Tamsyn - EV Owner Review

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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?
1 – 2 years


What is the mileage on your EV?
1,000 – 5,000 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?


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Why did you choose this car?
I had looked around at other affordable EVs including the BMW i3, however none of them had the comforts I was looking for and any other EVs were out of my price range. The MINI had all the features I wanted and was affordable, it also test drove really well. It’s nice and nippy.


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

  • Handles really well
  • has all the lovely comforts
  • nice and small.


MINI Electric Level 3 2020, Tamsyn - EV Owner Review


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

  • The range isn’t great for longer journeys
  • it doesn’t have a light for the charger at night.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
No faults, everything has been perfect.


What are the standout tech features of the car?
You can get all the extra features and still get an affordable comfortable car, the menu system worked really well and is a pleasure to drive around.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
You can use Alexa in the car, which is weird.


Rate your EV out of 5.


What car are you interested in next and why?
A bigger EV, maybe a Countryman if they made a full electric one, otherwise one of the BMW electric vehicles.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Unfortunately, I was not able to install a home charger.


Rate your home charging unit out of 5.


What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
I use Octopus as they have special off-peak rates.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
Instavolt have been the best I have found out there along with the new IONITY chargers.


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

  • Instavolt
  • the newer Gridserve chargers.


Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
MINI insurance as they gave me a great rate and I got 3 months free when buying my EV.


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.


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