Mini is currently developing 100% electric John Cooper Works sports models.
It’s now official, the JCW (John Cooper Works) division of Mini will soon be producing 100% electric sports cars. This announcement is only the logical continuation of the recent presentation of the brand’s electrification strategy. Mini is currently testing a “zero emission” prototype based on the latest Mini John Cooper Works GP at the Nürburgring.
The marketing of such a model, if it is possible given the presence of the Cooper SE in the catalog, remains to be confirmed. For now, the manufacturer is talking about the arrival of JCW models without a combustion engine with its next generation of vehicles based on a new architecture.
The thermal engine not abandoned
“With the all-electric MINI Cooper SE we have shown how it is possible to combine the driving pleasure typical of the brand with electric mobility. Now is the time to translate the passion for performance of the John Cooper Works brand into electromobility, “said Bernd Körber, Director of Mini.
Rest assured, Mini will continue to offer JCW thermal engine versions. “John Cooper Works models with conventional combustion engines will continue to play an important role in ensuring that we meet the wishes and needs of performance enthusiasts around the world,” says Körber.
In addition to the next generation of the famous city car and the Countryman, the future Mini range will include a compact sedan as well as an electric SUV. The first of these models should be presented within two years.