MINI Electric 2020 owner review

MINI Electric 2020 owner review

ElectricKD drives a MINI Electric 2020 electric car.

This is ElectricKD’s first electric car, he’s owned the MINI Electric 1-2 years and drives 5,000-10,000 miles annually. The current mileage of the car is between 10,000-20,000 miles and he achieves 100 miles range from a full charge.


Rate your MINI Electric out of 5.


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Why did you choose this electric car?

Always wanted a MINI, decided to go electric and it was the only choice as it’s one of the cheapest and best looking electric cars. Bought during Covid without a test drive or seeing it first.


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

  • Running costs are very low compared to petrol or diesel
  • Barely any depreciation so far
  • Goes like a rocket!


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

  • Only 4 seats.


Have you experienced any faults with the car? If so, what have they been?



What are the standout tech features of the car?

Brilliant iOS app for managing charging and preconditioning. Getting into a defrosted and warm car on a December morning is fantastic. Timed charging takes advantage of cheap electricity tariff window.


Surprise us! Tell us something people wouldn’t readily know about this electric car.

It’s one of the cheapest on the market.


What electric car are you interested in next and why?

MINI Clubman 2023, I love the Mini but would prefer 5 seats.


What home charging unit do you use? Would you recommend it to others and why?

EO – it has a 10 metre cable so that the car can be parked anywhere on the drive and easily charge.


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 Faster – I’ve done about 7,000 miles in a year for around £130.


Rate your electricity supplier out of 5.


What public charging networks would you recommend to others and why?

Osprey and InstaVolt. ChargePlace Scotland should be great but the chargers are poorly maintained creating an unreliable network.


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

  • InstaVolt
  • Osprey.


Who do you insure your electric car with? Would you recommend them to others and why?

Churchill – cheap as chips!


Rate your insurance provider out of 5.


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



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