Classic Mini converted to electric previews 2019 Mini E to come

Green Car Reports

With a new, all-electric Mini E set to arrive in dealerships in a year or less, BMW wants to highlight the idea of a Mini Cooper powered by batteries. That's what led it to display an "old Mini" converted to electric power at a reception before last week's New York auto show. New York Auto Show History plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) youtube BMW Mini E

BMW considers extending MINI-E leases

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

BMW to debut electric-car concept at LA show; electric Mini makes U.S. debut

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Los Angeles Auto Show mini e plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW Mini EBMW will use media days at the Los Angeles auto show, which begin on November 29, to unveil a new electric car that's never before been seen. The electric model that will debut in California wasn't otherwise specified in the German maker's announcement, which called it simply "a world premiere vehicle." It's entirely possible, however, that it.

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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.

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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

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

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.

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

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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.

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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

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.

Electric Mini officially confirmed by BMW CEO, also electric BMW X3

Green Car Reports

The carmaker has said it would add all-electric versions of the next-generation X3 crossover, as well as an unspecified Mini model. mini e plug-in carsIt's increasingly evident that BMW will offer all-electric versions of existing models, departing from its previous strategy of building dedicated plug-in models under the "i" sub-brand. The move comes as BMW seeks to.

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Could we see the return of the Mini E?

Green Cars News

BMW could revive its Mini E electric car, according to BMW Blog, as the carmaker looks to expand the use of its i3 electric drivetrain. Electric cars MINI

Mini Electric Concept revealed before Frankfurt auto show debut

Green Car Reports

We've known since last July that an all-electric Mini Cooper will go into production in 2019. The Mini Electric Concept is recognizable as the three-door hardtop version of the famous British small car, but numerous design. Frankfurt Auto Show Frankfurt Motor Show plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) BMW Mini ENow, we can see the first renderings of the car that will make its official debut at the Frankfurt auto show in two weeks.

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Next electric MINI confirmed by development team?

Green Car Reports

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

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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.

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.

Mini E next month, Lunar Rover at 46, Ford Hub visit, Model 3 assessed: Today's Car News

Green Car Reports

Today, a baffling visit in NYC, a tiny two-seat electric car for China, whether the Tesla Model 3 should really be dubbed "Car 2.0," and how does the Lunar Rover compare to a modern electric car? All this and more on Green Car Reports. As always, we ran down last week's top green-car news stories on Saturday. How does the all-electric Lunar Rover. Today in Car News

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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.

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.

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.

User Results from First Phase of the MINI E Field Trial in the UK

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The MINI E. As the second half of the twelve-month MINI E field trial begins in the UK this week, BMW has released an overview of the outcome of interviews and objective data collected from the first three months of the December to June 2010 phase of the trial.

BMW MINI E to participate in UK electric car trial

Green Cars News

BMW has handed over 40 electric MINI E vehicles to test drivers at the start of two consecutive six-month field trial periods meant to evaluate the social, psychological and technical aspects of [.]. Tags: BMW Electric cars Green cars Latest news BMW MINI E MINI E MINI Electric Scottish and Southern Energy UK electric car trial A fresh take on one of the most iconic designs in motoring will play a central role in the UK-wide trial of electric cars.

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.,

First Electric Mini Delivered!

Plugs and Cars

Peter Trepp in Southern California is the first consumer to take delivery of their electric Mini. The USA Today story begins: "Peter Trepp just can't keep his foot off the accelerator of his new Mini E." Peter blogs about his electric Mini at www.petersminie.blogspot.com/.

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Motorists falling for the MINI E

Green Cars News

Customers trailing the new electric MINI around the world don’t want to give them back- that’s what BMW’s chairman Norbert Reithofer told news agency Headline auto. Reithofer said: "Some drivers have told me they would love to keep their MINI E. Tags: BMW MINI BMW ActiveE electric car love Low Carbon Vehicle Demonstrator MINI E trial

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

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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.

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.

BMW and UC Davis Partner on MINI E Study

Green Car Congress

MINI E customers, based primarily in Los Angeles with a few in the New York City-area, will participate in the study. Marking the first comprehensive study of its kind since the mid-1990s, the UC Davis-led research will focus on user interactions with the MINI E, and is expected to yield insights into real-life usage and perceptions about electric vehicles. Jim McDowell, Vice President, MINI USA.

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

Green Car Reports

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 trial starts as feedback proves good

Green Cars News

Feedback from the first trials of the Mini E has been released, as the carmaker embarks on a second six month trial of its electric model. Tags: MINI BMW electric MINI E The BMW-owned carmaker begins the second half of the twelve month testing this week, with private individuals and company fleets recruited within the UK to take part in the [.].

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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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 Drivers Mostly Happy; Cold Weather, Service Problematic

Green Car Reports

In the case of the Mini E, BMW offered data to back up the claim. At the Washington Auto Show today, BMW released early results from a study of 57 customers who leased its Mini E electric vehicle, conducted with the It's always good to be suspicious when an automaker sends out a press release saying customers are "delighted" with its products.

Mini E Leasing May Be Extended Beyond One Year

All Cars Electric

The Mini E prototype was a once in a lifetime opportunity to lease an EV and experience the joy of driving an EV daily before the general public had a chance to sample such a vehicle. The Mini E recipients, selected from a long waiting list of individuals who applied to receive the vehicle, were told that the vehicle would be in their

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