As part of Climate Week NYC, URBAN-X hosted a panel discussion on the topic of transforming urban mobility. Special Guest: the new all-electric MINI Countryman.

Just a few days after its world premiere at the IAA Mobility 2023, the new all-electric MINI Countryman made its debut in New York. The occasion was the panel “Driving Forward: The Transforming of Future Mobility”, which was organised by URBAN-X, the startup accelerator founded by MINI, as part of Climate Week NYC.

At the event, the all-electric MINI Countryman made its North American debut. The new MINI Countryman E enables locally emission-free electric mobility with driving pleasure typical of the brand. More space in the interior and the increased electric range of up to 462 km* invite you to go on excursions beyond the city limits. It combines a distinctive design, advanced drive technology and an immersive digital experience.

The new MINI Countryman Electric is an important step for MINI on the way to becoming an all-electric brand by 2030, combining locally emission-free electromobility with the greatest possible environmental compatibility, including in production. This includes surfaces in the interior made of recycled polyester as well as the production of the light alloy cast wheels from up to 70 percent secondary aluminium.

At the panel discussion “Driving Forward: The Transforming of Future Mobility”, representatives from the start-up world, the automotive industry and urban planning discussed current challenges and possible solutions to transform urban mobility in the future.

URBAN-X was founded by MINI in 2016. Since then, more than 70 startups from different countries have already participated. At the beginning of September, the 13th cohort started with another six urbantech startups dedicated to developing solutions for climate protection.