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Infrastructure Hurdles Hinder Mini E Trial

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, New Jersey and L.A., creating the charging network has proven challenging. "We are learning a heck of a lot just about the... read more

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Family Rivalry: MINI Cooper S Versus the High Tech MINI E

The MINI E is something that many of us are interested in from an advancement of technology perspective. We are also interested in it through the lens of comparison... read more July 6, 2009 by 0


 
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BMW Receives Criticism Over Exploiting CARB Loophole by Leasing Mini-E Prototypes

BMW recently began leasing the electric MINI to consumers in select areas of the US. The program entailed an application period of nearly 8 months and a detailed selection... read more July 2, 2009 by 1


 
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BMW's MINI E Program Will Lead to New BMW City Electric Car in 2012

BMW is currently leasing 450 electric MINIs outfitted with a 205 HP AC propulsion drivetrain and 35 kwh lithium-ion battery.  This author is one of the "pioneers" involved... read more June 27, 2009 by 5


 

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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MINI E Update: We Get the Scoop On the Lease and What the Car Is Like

Earlier this month the Editor-in-Chief, Lyle Dennis, of AllCarsElectric.com took delivery of MINI E #412 as part of MINI’s experimental prototype program designed to test... read more June 17, 2009 by 1


 

What it's Like to Lease and Drive the MINI E Electric Car

A few days ago I took delivery of MINI E #412 in New York. I will have the car for a 1-year close ended lease. As an electric car enthusiast and advocate, actually getting my... read more June 16, 2009 by 8


 
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First Drive: Mini E Electric Vehicle Is Far From Ready For Primetime

Last week, BMW proudly announced that Peter Trepp, of Pacific Palisades, California, had become the first person in the United States to take delivery of an all-electric Mini... read more June 1, 2009 by 11


 
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Would You Like Cash-For-Clunkers Better If It Got You a Mini John Cooper Works?

Ignoring what we consider to be overblown fears by car collectors and others, Congress seems to be moving slowly toward adopting some form of "Cash for Clunkers" bill this... read more May 4, 2009 by 0


 
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EV Market Competition: MINI E Test Vehicles Leased In Early 2009

Here at allsmallcars.com I recently talked about the new 2009 MINI Clubman (catch up on the clubman blog here). Specifically, I talked about how the Clubman could offer... read more March 11, 2009 by 1


 
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More Small Diesels for the US, from Mini and Audi?

It's a common complaint: Never mind hybrids, why can't we buy the high-mileage diesel small cars used by drivers all over Europe? The answer: Most of them weren't designed to... read more February 11, 2009 by 1


 
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2009 MINI Cooper Clubman: Will You Rock One in 2009?

Do you crave to join the MINI club of driving enthusiasts, but just can’t live with the “mini” lifestyle?  Have no fear--that's why the 2009 MINI Cooper Clubman is... read more February 1, 2009 by 0


 
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NYC announces deal for 10 MINI Es

Of the 50 MINI Es that MINI USA is making available for fleet use testing, today New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced that ten of them will be prowling his... read more January 17, 2009 by 0


 
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BMW EVs On The Way?

This site has been covering news of the Mini E for over a month, so it shouldn't surprise you that Mini's parent company, BMW, is expected to unveil some EV concepts in the... read more December 30, 2008 by 0


 
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Nominees for the 2009 Green Car Vision Award

The Green Car Journal has announced the five nominees for their 2009 Green Car Vision Award: the Chevrolet Volt, Fisker Karma, Honda FCX Clarity, Mitsubishi iMiEV, and the... read more December 23, 2008 by 0


 
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E-One Moli Energy to Provide Batteries for MINI E

They can't confirm it, but they didn't deny it. In a recent interview with AllCarsElectric.com, Canadian firm E-One Moli Energy discussed their past relationship with AC... read more December 3, 2008 by 1


 

 
 

 
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