MINI Charging.

Wherever you’re heading off to, your electric MINI couldn’t be better equipped. Discover the charging options available for the electric MINI Range, and use our interactive charging point location map to either find chargers local to you or your destination, or along a journey you have planned to ensure you are always prepared.

3-pin domestic plug to type 2 (AC)

No access to a home charging unit? No problem! The MINI Flexible Fast Charger 2.0 cable can be purchased when you configure your MINI, or from your local MINI Retailer so you can charge at home without a wall box. It will deliver a slower charge than a wall box or any rapid charger, however it’s perfect for occasional charging, or when your electric MINI is resting overnight. Simply plug this cable into a normal 3-pin plug socket and you are good to go.

Type 2 (AC)

This charging cable comes standard with your MINI. It's designed to work with a home charging unit or public charging point where the AC power supply is increased, allowing you to charge an electric MINI much quicker at home and when you’re out and about.


Take advantage of fast charging up to 50 kW via the Combined Charging System (CCS). As the European standard for rapid charging, the plug utilises the socket for AC charging and a secondary, lower part which allows for direct current (DC) with a much higher voltage and amperage.

Most CCS chargers are ‘tethered’, meaning no additional hardware is needed. Simply plug in from the charger, and experience DC to get you back on the road, quicker.

What can impact range?

With all cars, erratic acceleration and hard braking can negatively impact the efficiency and scope of that vehicle. Electric vehicles perform differently in real-life conditions, but certain factors can assist to maximise the driving range for smooth and worry-free driving. The electric driving range refers to the predicted distance an electric vehicle can travel on a single charge of its battery. Thanks to advances in technology, battery efficiency has significantly improved making daily commuting, running errands and long journeys easier than ever before.

Heating and Cooling

You can’t control the weather, but it does have a big effect on the electric range. Low temperatures reduce battery capacity and increase energy consumption as you turn up the heating. In hot weather, using the air con to keep your car cool has the same effect.

Speed and Style

Leave plenty of time for your journey and take it easy. The lower your speed, the less energy you’ll use, helping to extend your driving range. A smoother driving style will also help to save energy, making the most of regenerative braking and anticipating the road ahead.


By pre-conditioning your electric MINI, you can set the air con to your ideal temperature while it’s still charging. You can schedule this using the touch screen inside the electric MINI, or set it remotely using the MINI Connected app.


MINI Charging offers you flexible charging solutions fully in keeping with your needs. Your local MINI Centre will advise you individually on products and services connected with charging at home.

Pod Point - Home Charger

The great thing about electric car charging at home is that it’s easy to do. There are different home car charging points that you can use depending on what suits you best, so you can be sure you’re always ready to hit the road.

You can use a household plug if you want to avoid installing a dedicated unit. A PodPoint home charger offers you a powerful and more convenient alternative to the standard mains supply.

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Charging your MINI in public couldn’t be easier. You can find over 39,000 charge points at over 14,000 EV charge stations in the UK that offer slow, fast and/or rapid charging.

An increasing number of public spaces, such as shopping centres and supermarkets, often offer free use of their charging facilities. Type 2 Chargers require you to bring your own Type 2 cable, while CCS Fast Chargers include the cable, and is the standard for rapid charging in the UK and Europe.

Find out everything you need to know about charging in public in our handy guide.

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Wherever the trip takes you, our extensive and growing network of charging facilities are ready to keep the journeys rolling. From easy-to-use public charging stations to convenient home charging solutions, you're never far from topping up.

Rapid (43+ kW)
Fast (7-22 kW)
Slow (3-6 kW)


How do you charge an electric car when you're out?

MINI Charging gives you instant access to one of the largest public charging networks in the UK – that’s over 14,000 electric vehicle charging stations! You can locate them either using the MINI App, MINI Charging App or through your car’s navigation system, which will direct you. Then you simply pay, plug in and get charging!

How do you charge an electric car at home?

Charging at home is easy if you have a driveway or garage. All electric MINIs come with a Type 2 AC charging cable as standard, and you can purchase a MINI Flexible Fast Charger 2.0 cable separately when you configure your MINI, or from your local MINI Retailer, so you can charge at home if you don't have a home charging unit.

The first charging cable (Type 2) is designed to work with a home charging unit where the AC power supply is increased, charging your car more quickly. The second cable (Flexible Fast Charger) fits a regular home wall socket and uses the standard AC power supply. A home charging unit costs around £1,000 to buy and install, but the government’s Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) grant could cut the cost by up to £350.

Do you pay to charge an electric car?

At home, if you plug your car into your regular wall socket or home charging unit then all you pay for is the electricity using your usual tariff. Out and about, you can generally pay as you go – using contactless payment at many new chargers. Or you can use MINI Charging, our handy system that gives you access to thousands of public charging stations. Then, you simply scan your card or the mobile app at the charging point and you’ll be charged for any usage at the end of the month. Of course, you can see how much you’ve spent at any time in your online account.

Are all electric car chargers the same?

Most electric cars in the UK are compatible with the same rapid chargers. But when it comes to non-rapid charging, there are two types of sockets, so you usually need to bring along your own cable. Luckily an electric MINI comes with the cable it requires, and at the charger end, the cables are all compatible.

Can you charge an electric car in the rain?

Absolutely! Electric cars and their chargers are completely weatherproof and will protect you from any electric shocks, so it’s perfectly safe to charge your EV in the rain.

Can you charge an electric car using solar panels?

You can certainly generate power to charge your electric car using solar panels. According to, you’ll need around ten panels to charge an average-sized car battery. And to efficiently charge an electric vehicle using solar panels, you’ll also have to install a home charging unit and a PV inverter unit that converts the solar energy into DC current for the vehicle.