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Could Waste Oil Power Your Range-Extended Electric Car One Day?

Could Waste Oil Power Your Range-Extended Electric Car One Day?

We're suckers for new kinds of combustion engines. Ever since we first saw and wrote about the Cyclone external-combustion engine, we've been intrigued by it. Now we have an automotive angle: Suppose you could power a Chevy Volt-like range-extended electric car on nothing more than used motor oil... read more

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2009 MINI Cooper

MINI Takes Ownership Poll On Facebook

Are you on Facebook? If you aren’t, then you might be missing out. MINI has their own official Facebook Fan Page for people around the world to “like” MINI... read more October 12, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Smart Electric Scooter and Bike Concepts

2010 Paris Auto Show: Electric Scooters from MINI, Smart

The 2010 Paris Auto Show proved there's serious energy going into electric cars, but even EVs with two wheels were well represented at the show--and by major auto brands, at... read more October 1, 2010 by  2


 
2011 MINI WRC racer

2010 Paris Motor Show: MINI Shows Off World Rally Championship Car

Who says MINIs are to small to be big contenders? Certainly not it parent group BMW or the people behind the scenes at MINI that develop the little car for all different... read more September 30, 2010 by 


 
2005 MINI Cooper Hardtop

MINI Gets Investigated Over Steering Issues In 2004-2005 Coopers

Maybe it is just me, but it seems that the internet has really changed the way we report motor vehicle defects and safety issues. I think the most obvious case of this is... read more September 28, 2010 by 


 
2010 MINI Scooter E Concept

2010 Paris Auto Show Preview: MINI Scooter E Concept

In less than a week MINI is set to unveil a new concept vehicle at the 2010 Paris Auto Show but unlike previous designs from the iconic British brand, this one only has two... read more September 23, 2010 by  2


 
Mini E Gathering

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


 
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Mitsubishi Redesigns 2011 U.S. Spec i-Miev, Brit Models Fail

It’s not always best to be first. When Mitsubishi was the first major manufacturer to announce an all-electric version of it’s sub-compact i City Car back in 2006... read more September 8, 2010 by  2


 
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


 
MINI E at MTTS 2010 in Denver, Colo.

DRIVEN: MINI E On An Autocross Course At MTTS2010 (Video)

Electric vehicles hold, in my opinion, the most intrigue in the automotive industry. Well, okay, so the hydrogen power is right up there, but harder to relate to. Either way... read more August 16, 2010 by 


 
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

Report: No Plans For MINI Diesel Hybrid

MINI’s parent company BMW is working on diesel-electric hybrid vehicles, as is its engine partner PSA Peugeot Citroen, but don’t hold your breath for such a model from... read more August 16, 2010 by 


 
MINI Takes the States 2010

MTTS2010: MINI Puts the M In Community Across the U.S.

What is MTTS2010? It stands for MINI Takes the States 2010, an event put on by MINI USA. The event is a combination of a multi-city road rallye, owners’ garage event... read more August 13, 2010 by  1


 
Abarth Fiat 500C

Fiat Brand May Be Sold By Competitors In U.S. Markets

It isn’t any secret that President Barack Obama toured Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant this past week. It is also no secret that this was one of a couple of... read more July 31, 2010 by  2


 
2010 MINI Cooper Clubman 2-door Coupe Side Exterior View

MINI Asks: Are You An Adrenaline Junkie?

MINI is known for some pretty interesting events and promotions in the automotive industry. In fact, you might recall the video releases the company put out during this years... read more July 31, 2010 by 


 

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


 
2011 MINI Countryman

Report: Entry-Level MINI Minor And Canyon Off-Roader In The Works

MINI’s ambitious plans to launch a slew of new models shows no signs of slowing. Not only are there new coupe and roadster models planned for the Cooper platform, but a... read more July 20, 2010 by 


 
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