MINI Countryman Cooper S E All4 range, MPG, CO2 & charging

The MINI Countryman S E isn’t just a fun car, as it has a useful 25-mile range on electric power alone and is fairly quick to charge

With a range of up to 25 miles on a single charge, the Countryman Cooper S E All4 is very much in line with its rivals, such as the Kia Niro, and more conventional hatchbacks. What’s more, that figure has been produced by the latest efficiency tests, so it should be more achievable than some of the more ‘optimistic’ results from the previous system.

MINI Countryman Cooper S E All4 range

According to the latest WLTP tests, the Countryman’s battery pack allows an electric driving range of up to 25 miles from a full charge. However, when our sister title Auto Express tested a Countryman on a long-term basis, it never managed more than 16 miles of electric-only running. But that’s broadly in line with what most similar plug-in cars can manage, albeit slightly less than a Mitsubishi Outlander.

Charge time

The car is supplied with a Type 2 charging cable, and recharging its battery pack (which has a 7.6kWh capacity) should take just over three hours from a household socket. If you can use a wallbox, though, that charge time drops to about two and a half hours. In other words, if you only ever potter around and have easy access to a charging point, it should be simple enough to keep the battery fully charged and take advantage of the benefits of electric-only motoring.

Battery warranty

There's no separate warranty cover for the battery, so it’s included in the three-year/unlimited-mileage new-car warranty.