Surveyed Mini E Owners Really Enjoy Their Electric Cars

Surveyed Mini E Owners Really Enjoy Their Electric Cars
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The University of California at Davis and BMW have completed the largest study of electric car owners yet conducted: a project massive in scope, involving 120 families across the country who have put over 1 million miles in their MINI E for an entire year. Their findings? They sure love ‘em. While it sounds too… Continue Reading...

MINI To Show Scooter Concept At Paris Auto Show

MINI To Show Scooter Concept At Paris Auto Show
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MINI is set to debut a new electric scooter concept at the Paris Auto Show, under the auspices of the MINI E brand. With an integrated electric motor and MINI design cues (like the rear-view mirrors and oval headlamp), the MINI Scooter should provide consumers with a hip alternative to the trendy gasoline scooters populating urban centers,… Continue Reading...

MINI Takes The States Tour, Day 2: Philadelphia And Baltimore

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MINI Takes The States Tour, Day 2: Philadelphia And Baltimore
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The second day of the MINI Takes The States Tour was a busy one and I’m thrilled to report that I now have a proper camera and no longer have to subject you to pictures taken with my Blackberry. With a drive in an electric MINI and a visit to one of America’s best vintage… Continue Reading...

Electric Cars Face Biggest Challenge from Over-Hyped Driving Range

Electric Cars Face Biggest Challenge from Over-Hyped Driving Range
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It seems as though the biggest issue facing electric cars isn’t the big bad oil industry, but rather over zealous mileage claims by the manufacturers that build them. As Nissan prepares to launch its new Leaf EV, the company is sticking to its claim that the vehicle will be able to achieve 100 miles on… Continue Reading...

Half of MINI E Lessees Sign on for a Second Year

Half of MINI E Lessees Sign on for a Second Year
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Roughly half of those who took part in the MINI E’s lease program in North American have opted to sign on for a second year. As the first electric MINI, the MINI E was built as a test platform for future electric car models from MINI and parent company BMW. MINI’s pilot project included leases… Continue Reading...

MINI E Laps the Nürburgring – Slowly

MINI E Laps the Nürburgring – Slowly
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Whether to promote the cars “performance” or more likely just for the fun of it, the team at MINI took the new MINI E electric vehicle out to Germany’s famed Nürburgring to see what sort of a time they could get. As you might expect, it wasn’t close to the GT-Rs 7:26.70 time, but then… Continue Reading...

MINI-i Low-Emissions City Car Image Leaked?

MINI-i Low-Emissions City Car Image Leaked?
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You might be looking at a picture of the upcoming MINI-i MegaCity. Then again, you might not. France’s Automobile Magazine obtained this one photo of what could be the MINI-i MegaCity – a low emissions or zero emissions city vehicle. The SMART-style mini- or micro-car is part of BMW’s Project-i initiative, designed to create a… Continue Reading...

MINI Working With Fiat to Build New Light Weight, Rear-Engine Model

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MINI Working With Fiat to Build New Light Weight, Rear-Engine Model
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Photos: Beyond-Form.com According to a report in U.K.-Mag AutoExpress, MINI and BMW are currently working with Fiat to develop several new cars, including a new light-weight MINI model that will have its engine out back. That’s right, the new car will be a small four-seater with as long a wheelbase as the body will allow… Continue Reading...