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Will There Be Another Electric Mini E Within A Few Years?

Will There Be Another Electric Mini E Within A Few Years?

Back in 2009, the MINI E electric car was BMW's very first attempt at building a battery-electric vehicle. The fleet of several hundred electric MINIs was leased out to volunteer test drivers in the U.S., Europe, China, and the U.K. to let the company gather data on how drivers used plug-in cars in... read more

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Are Public Charging Stations Really Needed for EV Deployment?

There's been a lot of discussion and consideration given to the topic of public charging stations for electric vehicles. The old "chicken verses egg" conundrum is called to... read more July 30, 2010 by  27


 
Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car at quick charging station

Electric Vehicle Range, In the Real World: What You Need to Know

At the moment, drivers of cars from the  2011 Mitsubishi i-MiEV to the 2010 Mini E are struggling to achieve the official mileage-range figures. So far, only Tesla's 2010... read more May 6, 2010 by  9


 
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BMW's New Hydrogen Hybrid Mini: Hydrogen, Huh? Oh, REALLY?

Perhaps we're a little cranky this morning, still being on Greenwich Mean Time while the clock says Eastern Daylight. Or maybe we're just cynical. But could everyone please... read more April 12, 2010 by  3


 
2009 BMW Concept ActiveE

BMW MegaCity Urban Electric Car To Be Built of Carbon Fiber

We don't know what it looks like yet, but another detail emerged yesterday on BMW's upcoming tiny MegaCity urban electric vehicle: It will be built out of carbon fiber that... read more April 7, 2010 by  1


 
2009 BMW Concept ActiveE

BMW Project Megacity: Ultimate (Electric, Urban) Driving Machine?

BMW has now produced two electric cars: the two-seat Mini E, of which 600 examples are on test in the U.S., Europe, and U.K., and the new ActiveE Concept unveiled at last... read more February 22, 2010 by  3


 
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Mini E Drivers Mostly Happy; Cold Weather, Service Problematic

It's always good to be suspicious when an automaker sends out a press release saying customers are "delighted" with its products. In the case of the Mini E, BMW offered data... read more January 26, 2010 by  2


 
2009 BMW Concept ActiveE

Detroit Auto Show Preview: BMW Concept ActiveE Electric Car

A little more than a year ago, the all-electric Mini E stole the limelight at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. Now, BMW has released details of its next all-electric concept... read more December 16, 2009 by  2


 
2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

Los Angeles: The New Launchpad For Electric and Plug-In Cars

Editor's note: High Gear Media wants you to write for us. Here's what happens when you do--you get published alongside the pros, if your post is smart, well-written, and (for... read more December 16, 2009 by  2


 
2009 MINI E

Electric Mini E Launched In UK--With Steering Wheel on Wrong Side

Mini has been on a roll this year, with a new Coupe concept to celebrate its 50th birthday and the much-publicized U.S. release of 200 Mini E electric conversions. Now, 40... read more October 14, 2009 by 


 
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Infrastructure Hurdles Hinder Mini E Trial

Being a pioneer isn't easy. Just ask BMW North America CEO, Jim O'Donnell. As the German automaker continues to test 450 electric Minis (aptly called Mini Es) in New York... read more September 21, 2009 by  4


 
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Are Carmaker Sites Using Hybrids (Ineptly) As Spam Bait?

We get a lot of spam. Everyone gets a lot of spam. In fact, Symantec says nine of every 10 e-mail messages are spam. But we're scratching our head over a recent spam that... read more August 25, 2009 by  2


 

Week One: Driving the MINI E Electric Car

I have just completed my first week of driving the MINI E electric car. I am one of 450 nationwide participants who have agreed to lease the vehicle from BMW/MINI for a... read more June 20, 2009 by  1


 
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