A few weeks ago we were invited to test the all electric MINI Cooper SE ahead of it’s launch this spring. What we found was a car that defied most of our expectations. But what’s it like hands-on and behind the wheel? Let’s find out.

The 2020 MINI Cooper SE will start at $29,900. That’s before the $7,500 federal tax incentives and before other state incentives that will likely apply. That means for most, the MINI Cooper SE could cost (after tax deductions) just over $20,000. For a car of the quality, design and performance that the MINI Cooper SE will offer, it’s an eye opening price and one that makes it perhaps the best value of the MINI range.

Sales start in late March for the North American Market. In Europe early sales are expected to begin in February.