The fully electric convertible Mini Cooper is on its way!

It had to come...but not quite yet!

The legendary Mini in convertible mode and emission-free...not as yet in production as it’s a test bed for future manufacture.

This one (pictured) is based on the Mini Cooper S Convertible but uses an electric powertrain.

The car makes its inaugural debut in the “Mini Takes the States” event in the USA and “serves as a unique example”  of “becoming an all-electric premium brand,” says maker BMW

The Mini Electric convertible is powered by a 135kW electric motor allowing  0-62mph jaunt in 7.7 seconds and a 145 miles range similar to the Mini Electric hatchback.

The roof pops down in around 18 seconds!