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Mini Electric Concept revealed in Frankfurt auto show debut (updated)

Mini Electric Concept revealed in Frankfurt auto show debut (updated)

We've known since last July that an all-electric Mini Cooper will go into production in 2019. Now, we can see the first renderings of the car that will make its official debut at the Frankfurt auto show in two weeks. The Mini Electric Concept is recognizable as the three-door hardtop version of the... read more

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1972 BMW 1602 Electric

BMW Celebrates 40 Years Of Electric Cars, From 1602 To i3

Think BMW, and your first thoughts may turn to sports sedans, luxury cars and sports cars. None are known for being particularly green, but BMW is set to change that when it... read more December 13, 2012 by 1


 
Mini E and BMW ActiveE in New Jersey (photo: Michael Thwaite)

Living With The Mini E Electric Car For Two Years: Memories

So, first, a little history. Our family car was a 2008 Audi A6 Avant S Line, silver with a black interior. My husband Michael had a 2005 Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works. Both... read more February 14, 2012 by 4


 
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


 
BMW ActiveE electric car, Munich, October 2011; photo by Tom Moloughney

First Drive: BMW ActiveE Electric Car Prototype

A couple of weeks ago, BMW invited me to come to Munich and take part in the first drive of production versions of the BMW ActiveE, their second battery electric test... read more October 18, 2011 by 2


 
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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


 
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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


 
BMW ActiveE

BMW To Provide 4,000 Cars For 2012 Olympics, Electric Cars Included

The 2012 Olympics to be held next summer in London may be the greenest yet, with spectators and many participants moving by mass transit among the various venues. Still... read more July 15, 2011 by 0


 
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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


 
MINI Rocketman Concept

Many More Minis: BMW Plans Up To 10 Different High-MPG Models

We know that the Mini lineup will expand into several sizes, Now an executive at BMW (which owns the iconic British brand) has said there may be as many as 10 different Mini... read more June 10, 2011 by 1


 
BBC Correspondent complains about MINI E

Chelsea Sexton Slams Bias On Both Sides Over Electric-Car Range (Guest Post)

by Chelsea Sexton Slanted, anti-EV reporting is hardly a new thing, and I suspect we're in for a lot more of it in 2011 as plug-in vehicles hit showrooms. But the recent BBC... read more January 27, 2011 by 14


 
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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The Missing Electric Car Segment: Minicars At $15,000 Or So?

For the past few years, we’ve witnessed the success of low-volume, high-priced, highway-capable electric vehicles in the Tesla Roadster. We’ve also just recently... read more December 20, 2010 by 9


 

 
 

 
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