After Picking Up Your New 2020 MINI SE

March 12th, 2020 by

Congratulations on your new MINI SE! It truly is a revolutionary vehicle that is packed with incredible standard features, creative customizations, and the best all around drive for an all electric MINI! When you pick up your car, we will make sure it’s fully charged and immaculately detailed (rain or shine). From the minute you step onto the lot and get the keys in your hand, we want you to be ready to motor off and enjoy the drive. 

About the Available Rebates

The MINI SE is the best value-based electric vehicle on the market and qualifies for the full $7500 federal rebate that can be applied on your next tax return. For California residents, there is a $2000 rebate available through the CVRP and you can apply for that after purchase or get pre-approved (we’re a CVRP approved dealer, too). Unsure how the MINI SE stacks up against other electric cars like the Tesla 3, Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and more? View our chart and see the side by side comparisons of cost and view the list of standard signature equipment. 

Getting Your HOV Lane Stickers

In most cases we will have applied for your orange HOV lane stickers while you’re at the dealership, so you won’t have to figure out how to do it on your own. In rare cases, we can send you the form, but we prefer -and our customers agree- that the best experience is the whiteglove experience we provide for you. Once we have them here at the dealership, we will let you know by phone or email, so you can pick it up (typically a week or two after you take delivery). Hint: A great time to pick them up is when you set your Second Date with a MINI Genius.

All About Charging

Your MINI SE will come with an Occasional Use Cable (OUC) that plugs into a standard 120V outlet and can add 4 miles of range per hour of charging. A Level 2 charger can be installed at your home by a local bonded and insured contractor with minimal cost. You may have one at your workplace or find a public charging station at one of more than 100,000 charging stations around the world. These can add up to 25 miles of range per hour of charging. They are also the exact charging stations we have here at MINI of Escondido. A DC charger (Level 3) can be found at some public charging stations, and can add up to 90 miles of charging per 30 minutes of charging. 

There’s an App for That

You may have too many apps already, but you need to make room for one of these apps to aid your MINI SE’s built in navigation systems when planning your drives. While the range for your new car is well over 100 miles, it’s always wise to take life, traffic, and travel distance into consideration. 

Congratulations again on your new purchase. We are certain you will love your new car just as much as we loved delivering it to you. If you ever need help with the features of the car or would like to get a jump on your first oil change, please do not hesitate to contact your MINI Genius or schedule an appointment with San Diego’s premiere service center

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