Mini Electric Concept revealed ahead of 2017 Frankfurt Motorshow debut

The concept's 19-inch wheels house 3D printed aerodynamic elements.

Keeping up with the trend, Mini has unveiled its electric concept which is scheduled to debut at 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in a few days. This signals that the British small car specialist is on course to introduce its first electric production mdel in 2019.

The Mini Electric Concept is based on the current gen Mini family and features all the telltale electric car styling elements including futuristic LED headlamps, sporty grille and a sharp front bumper with vents to cool tyres.

In profile, the Mini Electric retains the iconic silhouette but sports funky skirts, front fender vents, flush door handles, and interesting wheels which are enhanced by 3D printed aerodynamic elements. The car is finished in matte grey-yellow dual-tone theme.

Coming to the rear, arrow shaped LED taillight elements and a new bumper distinguishes the concept from its fossil fuel powered siblings. Overall, the concept looks very close to production. Interiors have not been revealed yet but we expect Mini to retain the retro classic appeal.

Mini is tight lipped about the specifications of the electric powertrain but assures that the car will be responsive and will have a go-kart like driving appeal. We expect the production-spec electric Mini to adopt an enhanced version of BMW i3’s running gears.

The Mini Electric concept targets young urban dwellers who understand the importance and advantages of electric mobility.