Electric Mini JCW is on its way

electric Mini JCW

Mini has teased photos of its electric Mini JCW being tested at the Nurburgring in Germany but sadly we know nothing else about it…yet.

Every single car maker on the planet is falling over itself to electrify its range of vehicles. And while electric vehicles are very quick, they don’t necessarily get the pulse racing. So, the news of an electric Mini JCW is welcome indeed.

Mini is playing its cards very close to its chest and is saying nothing. Indeed, the camouflaged vehicle you see in these pictures is a current model Mini JCW which is being used as a test mule.

Take a closer look and you can see the grille has been blanked off and there are no exhaust tips on the mule.

electric Mini JCW

“With the MINI Electric, we’ve shown how well brand-typical driving enjoyment and electric mobility can be combined,” says Bernd Körber, Head of the MINI brand. “Now it’s time to translate the passion for performance of the John Cooper Works brand to electromobility. That’s why we’re working to develop concepts for electric John Cooper Works models.

“John Cooper Works models with conventional combustion engines will still continue to have an important role to play, to make sure we’re addressing the wishes and needs of performance enthusiasts all around the world,” Körber said. “With this new focus on electric performance, we’re also creating the opportunity to sharpen the distinctive profile of the John Cooper Works brand more than ever before.”

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Isaac Bober has been writing about cars and 4x4s for more than 20 years, has worked on some of the country's biggest motoring magazines (remember what they were?), and launched Practical Motoring. Now he's back, back again... to share dad jokes and much more.