Comparison: Mini Cooper SE, Peugeout E-208, Renault Zoe, and Opel Corsa E

Comparison: Mini Cooper SE, Peugeout E-208, Renault Zoe, and Opel Corsa E

Editor Wakesho

A few years back only expensive EVs were known but recently there are cheap models that are affordable to all people of a different class. This means everyone can be able to afford an electric car. The Expensive models included Jaguar I-pace, Tesla models and Audi e-Tron to name but a few.

For those who will want to switch to EV will have a range of options form next year because times are changing and the EV range widens every day. Therefore we will try to compare between the Cooper SE, Renault Zoe, Peugeot e-208 and Opel Corsa E.These are a sample of the small EVs that are and will be in the market between the end of the year and 2020

Range: Let’s start with the variable that worries you the most when it comes to electric cars: range with a “full” battery. The MINI Cooper SE goes the shortest distance. It is equipped with a 32.6 kWh battery and attains a range, between 235 and 270 kilometers (WLTP cycle), based on the set-up chosen by the customer.

All of the other cars compared here go at least 300 km, with the new Zoe (52 kWh battery) reaching 400 (the current one, with a 41 kW battery, hits just 300 km) and with the Peugeot e-208 and the Opel Corsa E (which share technology, including 50 kWh batteries ) covering 340 and 330 km, respectively.

Mini Cooper SE battery 33 kWh range270 kmPeugeot e-208 Battery 50 kWh range 340 km
Opel Corsa E battery 50 kWh range
Renault Zoe Battery 52 kWh range 330-400 km

Charging Times: The e-208 and Corsa E are able to recharge at up to 100 kW. The Mini Cooper SE and Zoe, on the other hand, do not exceed 50 kW. In times of recharging, it means that the Mini and Zoe need about 30 minutes to recharge enough to cover 150 km, while the Peugeot e-208 and Corsa E need about half of that time.

Performance: Despite its lower range it is the leader in performance, you already know which one am referring to of all the comparison we’ve discussed above right? If not am referring to the MINi cooper SE it comes with 184 hp, sprints from 0 to 100 in 7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 150km/h. Peugeot e-208, Opel Corsa E and Renault Zoe all have 136 and all stop at 135 km/h, with the first two covering the 0–100 in 8.1 seconds and the Zoe taking slightly longer.

Mini Cooper SE Acceleration 100 km/h in 7.0 seconds peak 150 km / hPeugeot e-208acceleration 100km/h in 8.1 seconds peak 135 km / h
Opel Corsa E Acceleration 100 km/h in 8.1 seconds peak 135 km / h
Renault Zoe Acceleration 100 km/h in 8.0 seconds peak 135 km / h

Dimension wise the Mini Cooper SE is shorter than the others. It stops at 3.82 meters where the e-208 reaches 4.05 meters almost the same with Corsa E, which touches 4.06 while Zoe touches 4.10 meters.

(L) Length, (W) Width (H) HeightMini Cooper SE( L) 3.82 meters (W) 1.73 meters (H)1.44 meters
Peugeot e-208( L) 4. 05 meters (W) 1.75 meters( H)1.43 meters
Opel Corsa-e( L) 4.06 meters (W) 1.75 meters (H )1.43 meters
Renault Zoe (L) 4.08 meters (W) 1.73 meters (H) 1.56 meters

Pricing: The Mini Cooper SE starts at 33,900 euros, while for the Peugeot e-208 should be just over 30,000. Corsa and the Zoe prices are not known yet but are more or less 30,000 euros.

Peugeot e-208 30.450 EuroOpel Corsa-e29,900 Euro
Renault Zoe31,990 Euro