Iconic Rides Go All Electric

Some popular models are getting an upgrade—with no tailpipe emissions and instant torque. 

Current estimates put more than one million electric vehicles (EVs) on U.S. roads. Today, drivers can choose from nearly 50 EV models in almost every vehicle class. In the coming years, some of the most iconic vehicles in history are getting an electric makeover.   


Mini Cooper Electric Hardtop 

Beginning this year, an all-electric Mini Cooper will be available with its signature good looks.

This looks to be a good option for getting around town in style with 110 miles of driving range. It also boasts capability to charge the battery to 80% in 36 minutes at a DC fast charging station, or about 20% per hour with a Level 2 charging station.

MGE offers Charge@Home for EV drivers interested in having a Level 2 charging station installed at their home. This program provides a ChargePoint Home Level 2 charger for no up-front cost. Charge@Home participants pay a monthly fee of about $20 plus the cost of electricity and can sign up for our Shift & Save electric rate to potentially reduce electricity costs by charging at times when rates are lowest.

Other Mini Cooper Electric Hardtop specifications include: 

Range: 110 miles 
Acceleration: Zero to 60 in 6.9 seconds 


Ford Mustang Mach-E and F-150 

Ford is welcoming a new Mustang to its stable of vehicles. The iconic pony emblem will grace the new all-electric 2021 Mustang Mach-E SUV.  

Ford is targeting an EPA-estimated range of 230 to 300 miles, with extended range available in some models. Here’s a look at other stats for the Mach-E First Edition, which already has a full reservation list. Additional models with varying specifications and prices are still available to reserve. 

Range: 230 to 300 miles 
Acceleration: Zero to 60 in mid-5-second range 

Ford also has plans to electrify its top-selling F-150 truck. While there's not a release date set, Ford shared a video of the all-electric prototype towing a million pounds


GMC has plans to bring back the HUMMER as an all-electric “super truck.” The gasoline-powered HUMMER, which was known for its rugged performance, looks and lackluster 10 miles per gallon, stopped production about a decade ago. 

While the driving range and other specifications haven’t been released just yet, here’s a look at GMC HUMMER EV by the numbers. 

Range: To be announced 
Acceleration: Zero to 60 in 3 seconds 

VW ID. BUZZ Microbus 

A little further out, Volkswagen has announced plans to bring back the spirit of the 1960s with its successor to the Microbus—the ID. Buzz. The next generation Microbus is set to hit dealerships in 2022. 

While the Microbus sported about 30 horsepower in the mid-19th century, the next-century model boasts about 10 times more power with 200 to 340 miles of estimated driving range, depending on option package. Here are some other estimated stats: 

Range: Expected range 200 to 340 miles 
Acceleration: Zero to 60 in about 5 seconds 

published: Mar-24-2020