LIVE From LA: Electrification and MINI USA

LIVE From LA: Electrification and MINI USA

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In their first live episode of the Electrify News Podcast, Jo Borrás and Matt Teske sit down with MINI USA’s Steve Carrabis to talk about what an electric future means for MINI’s brand, MINI’s heritage, and MINI’s enthusiasts today, with a focus on the fun-to-drive nature of the surprisingly capable, all-electric MINI Cooper SE.

You can learn more about the MINI Cooper SE Electric Hardtop at the MINI USA website, or click here to find the best local deals on MINI USA cars. In the meantime, you can listen to the episode, below, and let us know what you think of what we had to say in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!


2022 MINI Cooper SE Hardtop

Image courtesy MINI USA.

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  • We reference the Monte Carlo rally, which is a tight, twisting course that was dominated by the original MINI in the 1960s, winning in 1964, ’65, and ’67.
  • We talk about the original MINI’s innovative “hydroelastic suspension” which was developed by Alex Moulton, along with Alec Issigonis (the original designer of the MINI) and John Morris of SU carburetors.
  • We recorded this episode live on stage at the Orange County Great Park as part of the first ever Electrify Expo, which saw nearly 20,000 people enjoy thousands of ride and drives, live music, local food trucks, and more!


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