2011's Rocketman idea was an indication of thrilling issues to come back from Mini
In its 60th yr, Mini finds itself nicely positioned to use the alternatives offered by electrification - here is why to get excited
Mini has at all times been one of the vital modern automotive makers. The automotive that turned a model has spawned an awfully various vary of physique types and fashions in its 60-year historical past – some higher acquired than others, however all of which we have a good time this week.
That versatility means Mini is ideally positioned to reap, discover and get artistic with the benefits of electrical propulsion. Lots of these – the enjoyable dynamics, efficiency and packaging advantages – all match completely throughout the model’s ethos.
Mini was, in actual fact, one of many very first manufacturers to undertake electrification with its 2009 E analysis prototype. Surprisingly, Mini is barely now following it up with a manufacturing automotive this yr, an electrical model of the three-door Cooper S.
Maybe it’s one other toe within the water earlier than one thing extra radical, extra Mini-like. All of us fondly bear in mind the tiny 2011 Rocketman idea, although Mini again then lacked the and enterprise case to make it work for manufacturing. Given how a lot the world has modified since, think about how good – and related – a compact Mini electrical automotive the Rocketman may now be?
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