MINI Electric 2020, Samantha Duthie – EV Owner Review

MINI Electric 2020, Samantha Duthie - EV Owner Review

What name would you like to appear in the review?
Samantha Duthie


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


What year was your EV registered?


How long have you owned your EV?
From new


What is your estimated annual mileage?
10,000 – 15,000


What is the mileage on your EV?
10,000 – 20,000 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?
This is my 8th MINI so it was an easy choice to pick the MINI. It’s a little car and yes it doesn’t have a massive long range but it suits me getting to work every day. It also looks good!


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

  • It’s a MINI
  • Love the look of it
  • It’s quick
  • I no longer have to put fuel in.


MINI Electric 2020, Samantha Duthie - EV Owner Review


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

  • Honestly, I have no negatives.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?
Only fault was the indicator lens on the wing mirror, it had condensation in it.


What are the standout tech features of the car?
I’m not very tech-minded however, the preconditioning stands out to me, so in the cold days I can precondition and get into a nice warm car.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this car.
People don’t know it’s electric unless I tell them as it looks just like the petrol version.


Rate your EV out of 5.


What car are you interested in next and why?
Would have to be another MINI or a CUPRA Born, my husband fancies one of those.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
We have an Ohme charger – I would recommend it, easy to use and one year on it’s given us no bother.


Rate your home charging unit out of 5.


What home electricity supplier & tariff do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?
Octopus Go – works perfectly with my EV, only 5p kWh between 12.30-4am (at the moment) and can set it from my phone via the MINI app.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?
I have only ever used ChargePlace Scotland ones and have only used them twice, been lucky that they did work!


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


Who do you insure your EV with? Would you recommend them to others and why?
Through our business.


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.


MINI Electric 2020, Samantha Duthie - EV Owner Review


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