James May is a curmudgeon. And we love that. All of us who got to know him on Top Gear and now on the Grand Tour (and sometimes at Drive Tribe) know him to be an astute judge of all things cars and always ready with an opinion. So what happens with his colleague decides to convince him to buy an all electric Mini Cooper SE? Fireworks.

Beyond James May finding some faults, this video is another solid review for the electric MINI Cooper SE. In our own review (written and video) we found the car to be a great combination of performance, efficiency and value. Yes that last word might surprise, but that’s been one of its biggest selling points in our eyes (at least with tax incentives).

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