Sustainable mobility for everyone: MINI ELECTRIC shows the way.

Munich/Lisbon. Electromobility is conquering city
traffic. And the new MINI Cooper SE (combined fuel consumption:
0.0 l/100 km; combined electricity consumption: 16.8 –
14.8 kWh/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) will finally allow
the driving fun so typical of the brand to be experienced with local
zero-emission mobility in urban environments. MINI ELECTRIC is raising
the profile of sustainable mobility at the market launch for the
all-electric model of the British premium brand in the Portuguese
capital of Lisbon. The charisma emanating from electric mobility is
being symbolised in a very special way using powerful searchlights
connected to public charging stations in the city as their impressive
cones of light are directed into the night sky. The light show is
projecting a very clear message: There’s no shortage of charging
points. MINI ELECTRIC is showing the route to them and highlighting
their availability: The ideal time has now come to transfer to local
emission-free mobility.

The location for the spectacular show put on by MINI ELECTRIC was
selected with care. The European Commission has selected Lisbon as the
“Green Capital of Europe 2020”. The metropolis on the Atlantic coast
has qualified for the award with a large number of initiatives on
improving environmental conditions and the quality of life in the
city. A total of more than 500 public charging points gives Lisbon one
of the world’s densest networks for supplying electricity to electric
vehicles. And the city authority is becoming increasingly committed to
local emission-free mobility. 39 percent of the municipal fleet is
already made up of electric vehicles.

The event is being staged by MINI ELECTRIC in cooperation with
Lisbon’s city authority and it is concentrated on the inner city and
three urban districts along the Atlantic coast. It quite literally
highlights the sheer density of the network of charging points and
thereby demonstrates the excellent conditions for electric driving.
The light cones projected into the sky by the searchlights signal that
drivers of electrically powered automobiles are able to charge the
high-voltage battery installed in their vehicle at virtually every
street corner. The light show was designed in close collaboration with
the Portuguese air-safety authorities so as to exclude any impacts on
air traffic.

Lisbon is being transformed into a beacon for many cities where
significant progress has recently been achieved in the expansion of
the charging infrastructure. Across Europe there is now a network of
more than 170 000 public charging points for electric vehicles.
Parallel development is seeing battery-cell technology achieving a
steady increase in range. As a consequence, the new MINI Cooper SE
benefits from specific technology designed into the model in the form
of a high-voltage battery located low in the floor of the vehicle and
configured to deliver a range of between 235 and 270 kilometres. The
car offers exactly the same space for passengers and baggage as the
conventionally powered MINI 3-door automobile.

Meanwhile, the driving fun offered in the new MINI Cooper SE is
absolutely unique, delivered by an electric motor packing
135 kW/184 hp and generating spontaneous development of power. It can
accelerate from zero to 60 km/h in 3.9 seconds and sprints to 100 km/h
in just 7.3 seconds. And there’s no delay when the high-voltage
battery is being charged up. The charger for the new MINI Cooper SE
allows direct-current quick-charging stations to be used along with a
refresher of the energy reserves with power of up to 50 kW. This means
that the high-voltage battery can be charged to 80 percent of total
capacity within just 35 minutes.

In case of queries, please contact:
Press and PR

Matthias Bode, Spokesperson Communication MINI

Andreas Lampka, Head of Communication MINI
Phone: +49-

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the
BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles
and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility
services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production
and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global
sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2019, the BMW Group sold over 2,520,000 passenger vehicles and
more than 175,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in
the financial year 2018 was € 9.815 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 97.480 billion. As of 31 December 2018, the BMW Group had a
workforce of 134,682 employees.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term
thinking and responsible action. The company has therefore
established ecological and social sustainability throughout the
value chain, comprehensive product responsibility and a clear
commitment to conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy.