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BMW launches Mini Recharged program: old Minis can be converted into electric cars

Automotive giant BMW Group has announced the launch of the Mini Recharged program. As part of the project, iconic British subcompact hatchbacks will be equipped with electric propulsion instead of internal combustion engines – owners of classic Minis will be able to equip their car with an electric motor.

As the automaker emphasizes, only reversible changes are made to the vehicle during the conversion process. This will allow you to return the classic Mini to its original state if necessary.

BMW launches Mini Recharged program: old Minis can be converted into electric cars

The original internal combustion engine of each Mini is marked and stored so that it can be reinstalled under the hatchback hood in the future. All vehicles participating in the MINI Recharged project are assigned an individual number. Modernization takes place exclusively in the UK.

The power plant includes a 90 kW (122 hp) electric motor. It allows the electric Mini to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in about 9 seconds. The charging power of the high-voltage battery is 6.6 kW, and the range of the electric vehicle on a single charge is 160 km.

BMW launches Mini Recharged program: old Minis can be converted into electric cars

In addition, every electric Mini in the program is equipped with a dedicated classic-style instrument panel that displays powertrain temperature, remaining range, selected driving mode and current speed.

The cost of this conversion has not yet been announced.

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