All-electric Mini Cooper SE teased in video stunt

The all-electric Mini goes into production later this year and to show how powerful it is, the firm arranged a stunt involving pulling a 150-tonne Boeing jumbo jet...

Mini Electric teaserThe all-electric Mini Cooper SE is getting ready for its official world debut – and the teaser campaign has started with the new Mini EV TOWING a jumbo jet in a social media stunt.

Filmed in Frankfurt, the new Mini Cooper SE is shown being hitched up to a Boeing 777F freight aircraft.

Unladen, it weighs 150 tonnes, but the electric Mini was still able to perform the role of aircraft tug and get the jumbo jet moving.

WATCH: Mini Cooper SE vs Boeing jumbo jet

The aim, hopes the firm, is to show how powerful the new electric Mini will be – as indicated by the name: Mini Cooper S ‘electric’, or Mini Cooper SE.

A ‘close-to-series prototype’ performed the aircraft tug duties, so gives us our clearest look yet at the production Mini electric.

2017 Mini Electric Concept Back in 2017, it was shown in concept form at the Frankfurt Motor Show; some of that car’s more outlandish styling features have gone, but the neat colourscheme remains.

2017 Mini Electric Concept

Mini says production of the new Cooper SE will begin in Oxford from November 2019, and it is going to issue a number of social media videos previewing the car in the build-up.

The Mini Cooper SE is based on the three-door Mini hatch – by far the best-selling model in the range – and will be the second all-electric BMW Group model to go on sale after the groundbreaking BMW i3.

In 2021, the third all-electric BMW will go on sale. Currently codenamed BMW Vision iNext, the jumbo jet used in the electric Mini teaser video is the same one used by BMW to preview its upcoming electric car to the media in five worldwide locations.

Instead of flying the press out to a central conference, BMW took the presentation to them, in Munich, New York, San Francisco and Peking – helping cut emissions and underline the sustainable zero-emissions strengths of the new car.

Related Articles

Richard Aucock
I'm director at Motoring Research. I run a bit, cycle a bit, have a huge love for the automotive industry.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Caura app aims to save motorists time, money – and fines

Caura wants to be the only smartphone app to manage motorists’ car ownership by aggregating parking, tolls, MOT, car insurance and more

New 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI and GTE news, prices and specs

The eighth generation Volkswagen Golf GTI is priced from £33,460; VW is also launching a plug-in hybrid Golf GTI alongside it

Nissan Re-Leaf EV provides mobile power in natural disasters

Nissan has created an electric concept car to show how EVs can help restore power during natural disaster outages

Highways England to make motoring easier for disabled drivers

New measures designed to help the five percent of drivers with a disability include guides to motorway service areas with 360-degree images.