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Mini John Cooper Works shows off its electric future

Mini isn't there yet, but a prototype shows what the future may hold for the hot hatch.

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There's an electric Mini John Cooper Works in the, well, works.

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Mini showed its hand on Tuesday and revealed photos of one of several prototypes it built.

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Mini promises the JCW will be a hot hatch in every form, even without an internal combustion engine.

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It looks a lot like today's model, but the grille is redone in a typical EV sort of way.

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EVs don't need nearly as much cooling, hence the closed shape up front.

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Exhaust pipes go missing at the rear too, since there's no exhaust.

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Even with an electric model coming, the ICE will stick around.

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We'll see both offered in the future.

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As for when we'll see the electric model, Mini didn't share that just yet.

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Keep scrolling to see more of the electric JCW!

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