Mini plans on selling an all-electric model in 2019, and it’s just released the first design sketches of the upcoming production model’s grille and asymmetric wheel. Notably, the wheel carries over a design first seen on the Mini Electric Concept during the 2017-18 auto show circuit.
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Based on these sketches, it’s difficult to know much more about the car. Given the shared wheels with the Electric Concept and not the Classic Mini Electric, don’t expect a full-on tiny retro Mini with battery-electric power.
That’s a shame, because Minis are becoming decidedly less … mini as the years go on. Soon, you won’t even be able to pull off a heist in Italy with one. A tiny all-electric city car would be a nice combination of past, present and future. The car will be based on the three-door Mini Hardtop, which is the smallest of the current lot.