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Meet Our Long-Term 2022 Mini Cooper SE

We've got this little EV for a full year of testing.

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Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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This little guy is the 2022 Mini Cooper SE.

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And guess what? We're keeping it for a year.

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The interior is just like any other Mini's.

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But unlike the original electric Mini E, this one has back seats.

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The electric motor is housed up front, powering the front wheels exclusively. 

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Speaking of wheels, check out the Power Spoke design.

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The Mini can accept 50-kilowatt DC fast charging.

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There's a surprising amount of room in the back.

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Compact? Definitely. 

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Keep scrolling for more photos of our long-term 2022 Mini Cooper SE.

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