New all-electric Mini E to launch in 2019 as halo for brand

Green Car Reports

The first Mini E, cobbled together by putting a battery pack where the rear seat used to be, was BMW's very first attempt at building a modern electric car. Only a few hundred were built, back in 2009, but the quick project gave the German company real-world experience on how electric-car drivers used their cars, recharged them, and otherwise. Future Cars Minicars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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BMW releases MINI E trial results

Green Cars News

It is the most in-depth trial of its kind – and now BMW has released data from the MINI E testing across theUKthat involved 62 members of the public and 76 pool users. BMW Electric cars Green cars Latest news MINI BMW electric car trial BMW electric cars BMW MINI E BMW MINI E trial results MINI E trial

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Next electric MINI confirmed by development team?

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Before the BMW i3, there was the MINI E. Along with the BMW ActiveE—based on the 1 Series coupe—this electric version of the second-generation BMW MINI was built to provide real-world testing data that helped form the foundation for i3 electric-car development. The MINI E was leased to customers as part of a pilot program, but was. minicar Future Cars mini e plug-in cars

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Want To Lease A 2009 MINI E? If You Live In Delaware, You Can

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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. MINI E drivers who loved driving electric--which is to say, many of them--were offered replacement BMW ActiveE electric cars, and the electric MINIs were taken roads on two-year leases from 2008 through 2010.

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Mini E road test

Green Cars News

So what better to persuade the driving public that a car that you plug in can actually be fun to drive than an electric Mini, one of the most popular cars on the road today. Mini E consumer car reviews Mini E lease prices Mini E new and nearly new.

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

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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 real-world circumstances. Now it appears that BMW

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New Mini E, GM electric-car goal, 2018 Leaf, Clarity lineup, diesel emission study: The Week in Reverse

Green Car Reports

Why won't the EPA target California's waiver to set its own emission rules—yet—according to one source? How bad are the real-world NOx emissions from diesel passenger vehicles and heavy trucks? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, May 19, 2017. Friday. The Week In Reverse

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BMW MINI E trial enters second phase

Green Cars News

The trials of the MINI E aren’t over yet, with BMW Group and Vattenfall Europe now entering a second phase of testing in Berlin. A total of 70 MINI E electric cars have been transferred to private customers (30 units) and fleet users (40 units). BMW Electric cars Green cars Latest news MINI BMW MINI E electric car trials MINI E electric car MINI E trials Vattenfall

BMW's UK MINI E Test Ends: Drivers Happy, But.

All Cars Electric

A few months after BMW and MINI's electric car study ended in the United States, a similar scheme run in the U.K. Basically, all the drivers loved driving the MINI E, as you has also come to a close, and the results are in.and if you've read the results of the American tests, the figures coming from the U.K. will all look very familiar.

UC Davis study highlights results of MINI E field trial in US; MINI E met 90% of daily driving needs

Green Car Congress

The University of California, Davis and the BMW Group released the largest publicly available study of electric-car users yet conducted, including more than 120 families who drove the fully electric MINI E automobile more than 1 million miles in California, New York and New Jersey from June 2009 to June 2010. Respondents said the MINI E met 90% of their daily driving needs. Drivers start talking about the MINI E as a special way to explore their region.

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Tesla Taxi, MINI E In Delaware, Carbon-Capturing Cars: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today on Green Car Reports: Tesla Model S taxis (in Norway), the possibilities of carbon-capture technology for cars, and how to lease a 2009 MINI E in 2014. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The Carice Electric Sports Car is tiny and beautiful, but it''s also kind of expensive. The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid will go rallying in

Mini E Driver Study: Some Caveats On Electric-Car Happy News

Green Car Reports

drivers who were picked to test the BMW Mini E between June 2009 and June 2010 are one happy bunch. The 450 lucky U.S. They love their cars, they like electric driving in general, they're willing to overlook the car's faults, and they willingly talk not only to BMW but also amongst themselves about it all. BMW released the most recent study of

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MINI E trials reveals drivers lose ‘range anxiety’

Green Cars News

As the first stage of MINI’s trial of its electric model reaches an end this weekend (June 19, 2010), parent firm BMW reports- much like rival Mitsubishi- that the last winter has afforded them very useful feedback on the performance of an electric car in extremely cold conditions. Trials of twenty MINI Es have been [.]. Tags: Electric cars MINI battery cold weather DRIVe e electric feedback trial users

Should BMW Have Made the Mini E a Production Car? #YouTellUs

All Cars Electric

After nearly two years of BMW Mini E testing and countless hours of feedback sessions from test participants, BMW is just about to start its second round of electric car testing with its 1-series based Active-E. BMW can’t be accused of rushing into the electric car market.

BMW considers extending MINI-E leases

Plugs and Cars

The MINI-E program is going well enough that BMW is considering allowing leases extensions, Richard Steinberg the program manager said at CARB's ZEV Technology Symposium today. Tags: BMW bmw mini e

After 30 Months In A Mini E Electric Car, BMW ActiveE Coming Up

Green Car Reports

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 made perfectly clear that after 12 months, we would have to give the car back and that there would be no exceptions. One 12-month extension after that, plus a further six-month

MINI E electric car trial shows positive results

Green Cars News

Almost all of the participants in the recent MINI E trails (96 per cent) said they would consider buying an electric car as a result of their positive experiences of using the electrified model. The trial, run by MINI’s parent firm, BMW ended back in March. MINI BMW e electric Oxford Brookes trial

Auto X-Prize Runner Up Clocks Faster Time Than Mini E At Nürburgring

All Cars Electric

Enter the Finnish team which came runners up in the Alternative (Side by Side) category with the conventionally-styled Electric Race About (E-RA). It’s almost a year since the Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize came to a conclusion, but we’ve heard relatively little from its various winners. Until Now. While driving south from

BMW Group and Vattenfall Europe begin second phase of MINI E fleet test in Berlin

Green Car Congress

BMW Group and Vattenfall Europe have begun a second phase of the Mini E test fleet in Berlin, with the transfer of 70 MINI E electric vehicles to private customers (30 units) and fleet users (40 units). The aim of the project, funded by the German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU), is to optimize the charging strategy to the use of wind energy for the MINI E to achieve the best possible.

MINI E arrives in US

Revenge of the Electric Car

The first batch of MINI Es has arrived in the US. Tags: Production News BMW MINI E A sharp-eyed ‘Revenge’ fan sent us these exclusive pictures from a holding facility in Central California, where the cars are being prepped for delivery. BMW have promised 500 cars for the US market - and judging by what we saw, most of them are already here and ready for roll out. Watch this space for delivery news.

Mini E Makes LA Debut

Revenge of the Electric Car

BMW’s just held an event for the lessees of their Mini E at the Science Center, next to the University of Southern California, a really stellar venue when you consider the product they were showing. orders of magnitude faster than the 95 mph Mini E. It got us in the mood to see some equally exciting engineering, this time a combination of AC Propulsion’s drive system packed into the tight confines of the German engineered Mini.

Mini E to return, Mercedes electric SUV driven, diesel NOx emissions bad, Karma redux: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, two cars with plugs return—one luxury plug-in hybrid, and one all-electric minicar in a couple of years—plus grim news about diesel emissions, an ambitious electric motorcycle ride, a phone app for British electric-car drivers, and a scary IIHS video. All this and more on Green Car Reports. It's 380 miles from San Francisco to. Today in Car News

MINI E charge station initial site inspection

Revenge of the Electric Car

Stefano Paris at the November 19th, 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show unveiling of the MINI E. If you’ve been following the BMW MINI E program unveiled officially on November 19th, 2008 at the Los Angeles Auto Show you’ll know the process for being selected as a potential MINI E driver is a multistep one. The window to apply for a lease of a MINI E was from November 19th to December 24th, 2008 via an hour long online questionnaire.

Exclusive: MINI E arrives in US

Revenge of the Electric Car

The first batch of Mini Es has arrived in the US. Tags: Production News BMW MINI E A sharp-eyed ‘Revenge’ fan sent us these exclusive pictures from a holding facility in Central California, where the cars are being prepped for delivery. BMW have promised 500 cars for the US market - and judging by what we saw, most of them are already here and ready for roll out. Watch this space for delivery news.

Snarky CNBC report on "obsessed" Mini E driver

Plugs and Cars

The first consumer with a Mini E lease, Peter Trepp, was interviewed on CNBC. Tags: peter trepp bmw mini e cnbc The vroom- obsessed anchor concludes with an erroneous and unprofessional "gotcha" about coal. The report exudes such bias, you may want to let CNBC know how you feel here.

What’s up with the BMW MINI E?

Plugs and Cars

The BMW Mini E has hit the streets. Barely one year ago, word surfaced that an electric Mini was in the works. More money was probably spent advertising the car than went into the electric Mini program. In the case of the electric Mini, that means no backseat.

BMW MINI E Powered by AC Propulsion?

Revenge of the Electric Car

The automotive and green electric vehicle blogosphere has been abuzz with talk of the BMW MINI E ever since July 9th, 2008, when AutoblogGreen published the rumor that 500 of the intriguing new electric cars would be released later this year in California. From the news that has been trickling in along with a BMW October 18th, 2008 press release , these MINI Es will be worthy electric vehicles. Click here to see more photos of the BMW MINI E. ]. MINI in the US.

Wally Rippel drives the Mini E

Revenge of the Electric Car

AC Propulsion, the San Dimas, CA, company that birthed the modern-day EV with its AC-150 drive train, was tapped by BMW last year to provide drivetrains for an initial run of 500 Minis. Dubbed the “Mini E,&# these fully-electric cars are just weeks from being deployed on the streets of Southern Californai, New York, and New Jersey. The Mini E is a well designed car with all the amenities one would expect of a new car these days.

Auto X-Prize Runner Up Clocks Faster Time Than Mini E At Nürburgring (Video)

All Cars Electric

Enter the Finnish team which came runners up in the Alternative (Side by Side) category with the conventionally-styled Electric Race About (E-RA). It’s almost a year since the Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize came to a conclusion, but we’ve heard relatively little from its various winners. Until Now. While driving south from

BMW announces launch date of new electric car

Green Cars News

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BMW Launches ActiveE Electric Car Forum, Mobile App, Extends MINI E Leases

All Cars Electric

In its final Plugged-In newsletter to all its current MINI E Lease participants, BMW announced that the new website will form the backbone of BMW’s next electric car program. In addition, BMW has told MINI E drivers that it is working on a BMW made a step towards its electric car future today by launching its ActiveE electric car forums.

Electric cars: are we ready to switch? The Green Piece

Green Cars News

On one side of the equation, the BMW Group revealed the results of its MINI E trial across [.]. BMW Electric cars MINI The Green Piece Gartner germany MINI E switch trialTuesday 9 August 2011. The Green Piece Column. Has the time finally arrived for us to make the switch to electric cars? The results of two studies, both revealed over the last week, offered deeply contrasting answers.

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MINI E Meetup: End Of The Line For Electric Car 'Experiment'

Green Car Reports

was the venue for the final MINI E Northeast Meetup before the cars must be returned. After a two-year run, BMW’s MINI E adventure is nearing its end. The car may seem old hat to people like Tom Moloughney, who has clocked over 65,000 miles on his MINI E--and who hosted the event at his Nauna’s Bella Casa Restaurant in Montclair, N.J.,

MINI EV trial ends

Green Cars News

The final phase of the MINI E field trial in the UK has come to an end today. The 40 electric ‘pioneers’, who are the second set of participants in the trial, handed back their MINI Es at an event at MINI Plant Oxford. Electric cars MINI field trial MINI E UKPart of the Department for Transport’s £25m Ultra Low Carbon Vehicles [.].

BMW Delivers 40 Electric MINI E Cars for UK Trial

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Components of the MINI E powertrain. Following the launch of the MINI E research projects in North America and Germany, the UK trial is a collaborative effort from a BMW Group UK-led consortium. The MINI E. MINI E Quick Specs.

Green Manhattan Beach Going Plug-In. Here Comes BMW’s Mini E!

Creative Greenius

And we’ll have fun, fun, fun, till daddy takes the Min-E Away. Reliable sources inform your Creative Greenius that Manhattan Beach is about to be named the first Southern California city to be part of BMW’s test of the new plug-in Mini E, the EV version of the popular Mini Cooper.

US Mini E leasing program to begin

Green Cars News

A leasing program of 450 Mini E model cars is set to begin in the US. Over the next few weeks a select number of customers in New Jersey, New York and California will take delivery of a fully electric version of the Mini Coupe as part of a trial program.

London to Edinburgh electric car trip in just 10 hrs for Robert Llewellyn

Green Cars News

The BBC''s relationship with electric cars and its reporting on them have been under scrutiny before, but perhaps no more so than when journalist Brian Milligan took a Mini E electric car from London to Edinburgh just over three years ago.

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MINI E joins Government electric vehicle announcement

Green Cars News

Both ministers drove a MINI E electric car at the event as they announced plans to support motorists by providing help worth £2000-£5000 towards buying their first electric or plug-in hybrid car when they hit the showrooms. MINI E specification and performance.

Auto X-Prize Runner Up Clocks Faster Time Than Mini E At Nürburgring (Video)

Green Car Reports

Enter the Finnish team which came runners up in the Alternative (Side by Side) category with the conventionally-styled Electric Race About (E-RA). It’s almost a year since the Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize came to a conclusion, but we’ve heard relatively little from its various winners. Until Now. While driving south from