Mini says that future John Cooper Works models can lose internal combustion engines and, as a consequence, iconic raspy exhaust note.
Head of communications Mini Andreas Lampka reported electrifying the next generation of JCW models, as well as related problems. There is no doubt that in the future Mini will offer some form of partial or full electrification, but electrification of the JCW models, offering improved torque and acceleration, can be challenging.
The company Mini, though not a “complete fan” of electric vehicles, but does not deny the benefits of electric propulsion. According to Lampke, “the emotional appeal of the JCW is the sound”, and the Mini will need to reinvent this “feeling”, but this is impossible with an electric car.
This does not mean that such a transition is impossible. Such electric cars like Tesla and Porsche sports cars Taycan gaining popularity, but such a vehicle as an electric JCW has never been.
Once the manufacturer still have to deal with the problem of acoustic electric models JCW, but, according to the newspaper speedme.ru for a start, the Mini needs to evaluate the economic efficiency of installation of the motor.