The Mini Countryman EVwill be available in the fall of 2024 as a 2025 model year.
The Electric Countryman won’t be alone in New York.
The URBAN-X startup is behind this initiative.
The British-born company was on the floor of the 2023 Munich Auto Show to officially unveil its all-new 100% electric Countryman. However, this is just the beginning, as the BMW-backed automaker plans to multiply appearances to promote the arrival of this first crossover powered entirely by electricity.
The electric variant of the all-new Countryman made its U.S. debut this week at Driving Forward: The Transforming of Future Mobility, hosted by URBAN-X’s at Newlab in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Expect to see the new electric member of the Mini family at these events, which focus on climate change and the discussion of solutions to this global scourge. With the goal of going completely electric by 2030, Mini also has decarbonization targets for 2050. The Mini Countryman Electric is only a first step towards these goals.
Mini will also be bringing back the usual format – the Mini Cooper in hardtop and softtop versions – for brand lovers, but to appeal to a majority these days, a vehicle must offer a minimum of utility vocation. In fact, the new Countryman is bulkier than the outgoing model.
The URBAN-X start-up is an initiative of Mini, which hopes that the company’s mission is to help young companies in their quest for climate-technological innovations that will help improve life in the city.
The Mini Countryman isn’t a 100% urban vehicle, but let’s just say that the brand’s origins are. In addition to the new electric Mini Countryman, BMW will also be exhibiting the CE-04 electric scooter at the round table, as well as the BMW iX5 Hydrogen, a prototype that foreshadows the arrival of a production version of the same vehicle.