Major on charm, mini on miles

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Major on charm, mini on miles

The Mini SE is an affordable, quality electric vehicle, but it lacks in the mileage department

Motoring editor, reporter and presenter

Of the big German trio, BMW can lay claim to pushing the local electrification agenda the earliest.

While Audi and Mercedes-Benz strolled tardily into the party, the Munich-based brand plugged in as far back as 2012, when it released hybrid versions of its 3-Series and 5-Series models.

The next year, in anticipation of the launch of a whole new sub-brand spearheaded by the i3 and i8, it exposed the market to some of its prototypes. They were familiar products, just equipped with battery-fuelled power sources instead of internal combustion engines...

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