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Want To Lease A 2009 MINI E? If You Live In Delaware, You Can

Want To Lease A 2009 MINI E? If You Live In Delaware, You Can

One of the earliest electric-car prototype test fleets of the modern day was made up of several hundred MINI E two-seaters, which hit U.S. roads on two-year leases from 2008 through 2010. MINI E drivers who loved driving electric--which is to say, many of them--were offered replacement BMW ActiveE... read more

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Mini E and BMW ActiveE electric cars, New Jersey, Dec 2011 (photos: Tom Moloughney)

After 30 Months In A Mini E Electric Car, BMW ActiveE Coming Up

I took possession of my 2009 Mini E electric car (serial number 250) on June 12, 2009. At the time, I signed up for a one year lease, which is all BMW was offering. It was... read more December 12, 2011 by  16


 
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MINI E Meetup: End Of The Line For Electric Car 'Experiment'

Nauna’s Bella Casa Restaurant in Montclair, N.J., was the venue for the final MINI E Northeast Meetup before the cars must be returned. After a two-year run... read more October 10, 2011 by  3


 
Filling up the Mini E at the gas station; photo, Michael Thwaite

Hurricane Irene Recap: 2 Electric Cars, No Power? No Problem!

We’re just back from vacation in the U.K., where we witnessed third-hand--through the eyes of the British media--the carnage and horrors that were about to befall the... read more September 6, 2011 by  9


 
2009 BMW X5

2009 BMW X5 Diesel Recalled For Faulty Fuel-Filter Heater

Clean-diesel vehicles, a slowly growing segment of the market, unquestionably return higher fuel economy figures than their gasoline-engined counterparts. But they have their... read more September 1, 2011 by  0


 
John and Helen Taylor depart on the Smarter Driving Tour. Image: Shell

Aussie Hypermiling Couple Hit 64mpg In 2011 Chevy Cruze Eco

You might remember a few weeks ago we brought you news of Australian couple John and Helen Taylor. Rather than enjoying the usual trappings of tourism, the Taylors wanted to... read more August 26, 2011 by  2


 
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BMW's UK MINI E Test Ends: Drivers Happy, But...

A few months after BMW and MINI's electric car study ended in the United States, a similar scheme run in the U.K. has also come to a close, and the results are in... ...and... read more August 5, 2011 by  10


 
2009 VW Passat wagon test car w/Bosch-Mahle turbocharged 1.2-liter, 3-cyl engine, from WardsAuto.com

Smaller, More Efficient: VW Passat With 1.2-Liter 3-Cylinder Engine

How large an engine do you need in a mid-size car? Just a few years ago, the answer would have been a V-6 of 2.8 to 3.5 liters, perhaps with a base model offering a four of... read more June 23, 2011 by  5


 
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Mini E Driver Study: Some Caveats On Electric-Car Happy News

The 450 lucky U.S. drivers who were picked to test the BMW Mini E between June 2009 and June 2010 are one happy bunch. They love their cars, they like electric driving in... read more June 15, 2011 by  2


 
MINI E

Should BMW Have Made the Mini E a Production Car? #YouTellUs

BMW can’t be accused of rushing into the electric car market. After nearly two years of BMW Mini E testing and countless hours of feedback sessions from test... read more June 14, 2011 by  14


 
Traffic Jam

Bill Uses California Traffic To Fuel EVs Instead Of Road Rage

It's ironic that as the world becomes more interconnected, America is trying to become more independent. Nowhere is that more obvious than in our energy policy, where we talk... read more May 2, 2011 by  10


 
2011 Alfa Romeo 4C Concept live photos

We 4C Alfa Romeo Coming Back to the U.S.

If you love Alfa Romeo and the cars they build then the news that the adorable and diminutive Fiat 500 is coming to the U.S. probably set you on edge as an indicator that... read more March 6, 2011 by  1


 
2004-2009 Toyota Prius battery pack, second generation

Horrifying Web Advice & Why Prius Batteries Aren't That Mysterious

Don't believe everything you read on the web. From the Department of Dangerously Wrong Information comes a horrifying piece on Yahoo's open content network, entitled "What... read more January 28, 2011 by  6


 
Sergio Marchionne at Chrysler’s Windsor Assembly Plant

Sergio Marchionne: Hybrid Minivan Will Join Chrysler 300 Hybrid In 2013

Earlier this week we heard from Sergio Marchionne, the demanding CEO of Fiat-Chrysler, that a hybrid version of the new 2011 Chrysler 300 sedan would arrive sometime in 2013... read more January 18, 2011 by  6


 
David Peilow Drives Tesla Roadster on Long-Distance Challenge

Tesla Fan Drives Epic Electric Car Trip To Prove BBC Wrong

The British Broadcasting Corporation, considered to be the center-pin of television and radio in the U.K., has always had a cautious view of the benefits of electric... read more January 12, 2011 by  13


 
MINI E at MTTS 2010 in Denver, Colo.

Counting Down To 2011: Top ASC Article for August 2010

As people on the other side of the globe ring in their New Year, we continue to roll towards our own celebrations here in the States. In just under seven hours the eastern... read more December 31, 2010 by  0


 
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