You might remember the attempt BMW made back in 2009 to build the first Mini E. They threw a battery pack into the back seat and produced a few hundred to try out. This test served a great purpose in showing the company how people expected to use their electric cars.
Now, BMW is at it again. The all-electric Mini will be making its way back into the lineup as one of the newest future electric cars. While there are a lot of vague details being circulated, we do have to wonder if the debut will coincide with the arrival of Samsung’s 125-Ah battery cells. These are also planning to hit the market in 2019 and they could offer a range of 200 miles or more on a single charge for the Mini Cooper.
Aside from the Mini E, you’ll also want to be on the lookout for a hybrid version of the Mini Countryman to show up as well.
Porsche Mission E
You’ll have to wait until 2019 to see this future electric vehicle, but it should be worth it. Just like the first Mission E, this 440 kW system delivers power to two synchronous electric motors. This propels the Mission E from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 3.5 seconds. After all, Porsche has to live up to its reputation of being a high-performing beast.
There is also some versatility with the Porsche Mission E. Its 800-volt charging system works through a charging dock, induction, or its unique home energy management system. In just 15 minutes, you can expect enough battery to travel 250 miles.
A quick look at what the Mission E has to offer shows you this brand is serious about competing in the electric market. It sits on top of 20-inch wheels, has a raised suspension that lifts it an additional 2 inches and features Dynamic Chassis Control, all-wheel-drive, and rear-axle steering.