MINI Electric SE 2020, Suzanne – EV Owner Review

MINI Electric SE 2020, Suzanne - EV Owner Review

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


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


What year was your EV registered?


How long have you owned your EV?
1 – 2 years


What is the mileage on your EV?
5,000 – 10,000 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’ve always wanted a MINI but was conscious of the switch to electric and decided to opt for both. I test drove the SE and loved it (it’s a different driving experience).


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

  • Style
  • Comfort
  • Speed.


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

  • Other people’s attitudes to EVs.


MINI Electric SE 2020, Suzanne - EV Owner Review


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
A broken sensor – MINI came out the same day to inspect it and then repaired it outside my house the same week.


What are the standout tech features of the car?

  • Heated seats
  • preconditioning
  • MINI connected app
  • charging in off-peak time slots (cheaper)
  • cruise control
  • battery can be charged to 100%.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
It leaves boy racers fuming at traffic lights!


Rate your EV out of 5.


What car are you interested in next and why?
Probably the same again.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Andersen – great service and keeps cable hidden and looks better outside a listed building (wooden).


Rate your home charging unit out of 5.


MINI Electric SE 2020, Suzanne - EV Owner Review


What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Go! Cheap rate overnight.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
I don’t use many but prefer ones with an app as they charge afterwards for the amount used.


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

  1. Engie (Leeds) is free.


Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
MINI offered 3 months free which helped to lower the ‘new car’ rate with other insurers.


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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