MINI UK has announced its official partnership with the Electric Vehicle Experience Centre (EVEC), Milton Keynes. As part of the new partnership two MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid vehicles have now joined the Experience fleet and are on display so visitors can explore the car or book a test-drive. In March next year the MINI Electric, the brand’s first ever fully electric vehicle, will be launched in the UK and also join the EVEC fleet.
The EVEC is part of the Go Ultra Low City scheme funded by the government and supports the town’s aim to grow and promote the use of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, offering free education and advice to visitors.
David George, Director, MINI UK, said, “MINI fully supports what the Electric Vehicle Experience Centre stands for, to inform and transform public opinion about electrified vehicles. The MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid offers complete flexibility, whether it’s for the daily commute or a big weekend adventure, so it’s a perfect addition to the EVEC fleet.”
Ted Foster, Electric Vehicle Centre Manager, said, “I am really excited for what our new MINI partnership will do for the EVEC and for the future adoption of electric vehicles.”
The MINI Countryman Plug-In Hybrid costs from £31,880 ($40,807) on the road and it combines an electric motor and battery with a conventional petrol engine to offer drivers the best of both worlds. Its electric range is up to 26 miles and it has an acceleration of 0-62mph in just 6.8 seconds.