The German-owned British marque has said the three-door hatchback will have a national drive-away price of $59,900, or a recommended list price of $54,800 plus on-road costs, when it lands in Australian showrooms.
A limited number of launch-edition models – roughly 90 to 100 cars according to a Mini spokesperson – will arrive in dealerships in August 2020.
Those who are interested should act quickly, as the Mini spokesperson told CarAdvice the company has already received 2000 expressions of interest for the car in Australia.
The Mini Electric's $54,800 list price makes it more expensive than a Nissan Leaf, which starts at $49,990 plus on-road costs, or an electric Hyundai Ioniq, which starts at $48,490 plus on-road costs.
It will, however, be more affordable than an electric Hyundai Kona, which starts at $60,140 plus on-road costs.
Meanwhile, the Mini Electric is also $14,100 more expensive than the petrol-powered Mini Cooper S upon which it is based, which starts at $40,700 plus on-roads for a manual variant.
Also known as the Mini Cooper SE, the Mini Electric will be available in four colours at launch – White Silver, Midnight Black, Chili Red and British Racing Green.
All four options will share the same front-wheel-drive electric powertrain, consisting of a 32.6kWh lithium-ion battery that's capable of 135kW and 270Nm and a 0-100km/h sprint in 7.3 seconds.
The battery is capable of up to 233 kilometres of range on a single charge according to World-harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP) figures and Mini claims it is able to achieve 80 per cent charge in 30 minutes when using a 50kW DC charger.
Two wheel options will be available – the 17-inch Power Spoke design for the white and black Mini Electric models, or the 17-inch Tentacle Spoke design for red and green models.
The Mini Electric will also receive adaptive LED headlights, an exclusive Mini Electric interior with leather sports seats which are heated for driver and front passenger, a head-up display, a digital dash and a Harman Kardon hi-fi sound system as standard.
Interested buyers can select their specification and make an online deposit with the MINI dealer of their choice from today.
2020 Mini Electric price
- Mini Electric Launch Edition three-door hatchback - $54,800
All prices exclude on-road costs.