The Mini Countryman Hybrid is an interesting car that is well worth considering. With emissions of just 49g/km it makes sense as an urban crossover. Electric motors power the rear wheels, thus on battery power alone, it’s a rear-wheel drive car. When the 1.5L engine kicks in, it drives the front wheels, depending on the selected mode. For example, Auto eDrive mode uses a combination of petrol engine and battery power to provide the propulsion, while the Battery Save mode stores battery power to use later. This is a quick car, the EV torque providing instant power delivering both performance and economy.
Mini Countryman Hybrid FAQ
Should I buy a Mini Countryman Charging Cable with a 3 Pin Plug?
It is always wise to own a portable EV charging cable, simply because if you have a fault with your EV charging station, you can still charge your electric car via the portable charging cable. This type 2 to 3 pin charging cable doesn’t require any installation, simply plug the cable into a UK socket and it should begin charging your electric car.
How Is It Around Town?
The Mini Countryman PHEV is at home in an urban environment. Much bigger than it used to be, it can now be considered a true family car, that is also good for business users.
Does it work as an electric car?
Certainly. It will run in electric-only mode for up to 24 miles, depending upon how it is driven. This makes it ideal for local commutes and shopping trips. Top up with your charging cable at home, at work or at public charging posts at the mall.
Is the Mini Countryman PHEV cheap to run?
Yes it is. The official testing figure is 134.5mpg. The lithium-ion battery pack has a 7.6kWh capacity and recharging with a mini countryman charging cable should take just over three hours from a household socket, reducing by an hour if a wall box is used. For business users company car tax is low.
What’s the catch?
Okay; It’s not the cheapest PHEV around. Options can add up but the thing to remember is that this is a Mini and buyers can expect superior build quality and a good drive.