The Mini Cooper SE is the cheapest EV on sale in the USA, though recent price increases have decreased the margin to a few hundred dollars.
It borrows the powertrain from the BMW i3S, which means it has a single electric motor delivering 184 hp and 199 lb-ft of torque. The 0 to 60 mph sprint takes 6.9 seconds, which means it's only a second slower than the John Cooper Works performance model. Not bad for a small hatch carrying a belly full of batteries. These batteries can be charged to 80% in as little as 35 minutes at a 50 kWh charger.
The Standard trim includes 16-inch alloy wheels, a 6.5-inch infotainment screen with navigation and Apple CarPlay, a digital instrument cluster, a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, heated front seats upholstered in black leatherette, lane departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and forward collision warning with autonomous braking.
There's only one package available for the SE, and it's a driver assistance suite. The cost is $750, and it adds active cruise control and a parking assistant. This isn't required on the top sub-trim, since the Iconic comes with these features included.