Founded in 1969, MINI was originally part of the British Motor Corporation before moving over to British Leyland, and subsequently, the Rover Group. When BMW acquired the Rover Group in 2000, MINI came along with it. The German manufacturer has excelled at keeping the British spirit alive through new additions to the classic collection that don’t compromise on the iconic MINI design.
Key highlights of MINI
MINI is known for its small economy cars that all have similar characteristics: acceleration, speed, and a retro aesthetic that’s like no other. MINI cars are one-of-a-kind, and have become something of a statement piece. They’re cars that aren’t just practical on the road – they’re a lot of fun to drive.
MINI & EVs
Attendees at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2008 were among the first to lay eyes on the MINI E – the brand’s first electric car. However, with no back seats and only a sliver of boot space, it’s not surprising this car never made it into production. MINI actually took a long time to get into the electric car leasing business, with owner BMW first focusing on the BMW i3. The MINI Countryman – a plug-in hybrid based on MINI’s 5-door model – was the first electrified MINI to hit the market back in 2017. The MINI Electric, the brand’s first fully electric, zero emissions car, finally emerged in 2020.
Top MINI electric models
There’s currently just one all-electric MINI - and it’s based on the classic Cooper design penned by Sir Alec Issigonis in the late 1950s. The iconic shape, which even had a starring role in the opening ceremony of London 2012 Olympics, is even better with electric power. The trademark go-kart style handling is only enhanced by the instant acceleration you get from an electric motor. The MINI Electric takes everything that’s so loved about the original and turns it into an emissions-free alternative.
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If you’re thinking about leasing a MINI electric car, don’t forget to check out BMW’s own collection. The i3 – and subsequent models in the range – have been inspired by the early MINI E prototype.
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The MINI Electric does what it says on the tin: taking the iconic small car and swapping out fossil fuel power for efficient electric power. It doesn’t look that different from the standard car, but why mess with such a recognisable and popular shape? You also get the same retro, high quality cabin and an even more fun driving experience. What’s not to love?
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Leasing a MINI is an excellent option for many drivers, and going green with a MINI electric car lease deal is the best way to do it. By driving an electric MINI, you contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment, as well as reduced dependence on fossil fuels. Electric MINI vehicles often have lower operating costs than their petrol and diesel alternatives, while maintenance costs are often lower too due to EVs having fewer moving parts.
By leasing with GRIDSERVE, you can help support our sun-to-wheel ecosystem, with our industry-leading EV chargers powered exclusively by net zero carbon energy. All brand-new MINI EVs are under the manufacturer’s warranty and come with a three-year MOT plus tax. Maintenance packages can be added when speaking with our finance agents too, leaving you with just insurance to arrange. Plus, with every MINI lease deal, we’ll give you three months of free charging to use at any GRIDSERVE electric vehicle charging station throughout the UK.
Electric vehicle leasing allows you to enjoy the benefits of driving an electric MINI without the commitment and extra costs that come with ownership. With a MINI lease, you will pay a fixed monthly fee for a set period of either 24, 36 or 48 months. At the end of the lease term, you can return the vehicle, negotiate an extension or upgrade to a newer model.
MINI models are obviously known for their compact size, which provides several advantages. They are easy to manoeuvre and park, making them ideal for inner city areas and tight parking spaces. Their unique and iconic design stands out on the road too, with their retro-inspired styling, featuring a distinctive grille and compact proportions, exuding charm and character.
The MINI Electric isn’t just fun on the surface, it’s also a hoot to drive. Tight handling, quick steering and strong performance means you’ll enjoy it on any road. You’ll also rest easy knowing that you’re contributing to a sustainable future.
Lease agreements for electric MINIs will include the use of the EV for a specified period, a predetermined mileage allowance that you can decide upon yourself, the initial rental amount and any optional maintenance packages. Maintenance packages can cover routine servicing, repairs, and roadside assistance, providing some peace of mind throughout the lease term.
You are required to have fully comprehensive insurance coverage for an electric MINI lease, which needs to commence on the day of delivery, and the vehicle must remain insured until the day the vehicle is returned to the GRIDSERVE.
To begin the process of leasing an electric MINI, you can browse the available MINI electric models listed above. You can request a quote, explore leasing options, and contact the experts in the GRIDSERVE customer services team for personalised assistance and guidance throughout the leasing process.