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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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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


 
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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


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt test drive, Michigan, October 2010

2010 Los Angeles Auto Show: Guide To Electric Vehicles

We took a look a few weeks ago at the five electric cars we reckoned you should do your best to see at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Our list included the 2011 Nissan Leaf... read more November 20, 2010 by  4


 
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2010 Mini E Driven Like Any Other Car, U.K. Trial Shows

Ask a non EV owner what life is like with an electric car and you’re likely to hear tales of range anxiety, slow motoring and constant recharging. But as the results of... read more September 14, 2010 by  1


 
BMW Megacity Vehicle official teaser

2013 BMW Megacity EV: Autocar Reveals More Details

It's easy to forget that BMW have already produced two EVs - the 2009 MINI-E, which is undergoing trials in the U.S. and elsewhere in the hands of individuals, and the 2009... read more August 19, 2010 by  4


 
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