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MINI E arrives in US

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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

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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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Mini E Makes LA Debut

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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.

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Wally Rippel drives the Mini E

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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.

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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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BMW MINI E Powered by AC Propulsion?

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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 takes REVENGE

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Among the panelists sat Richard Steinberg of BMW, where he leads battery electric vehicle programs in the US markets, including the MINI E and BMW ActiveE programs. “BMW ActiveE?&# Last week Chris Paine moderated a panel on electric vehicles at the Opportunity Green business conference in Los Angeles.

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Smart Move

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DETROIT—Smart USA, the mini-car maker owned by Daimler AG, is launching a test fleet of electric vehicles this fall in select regions of the U.S. The test fleet is similar to one conducted by rival BMW AG in the past year with Mini Coopers that were outfitted with electric motors. The 450-car Mini E fleet was meant to gather data ahead of the introduction of high-volume cars.

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Coulomb Gets Charged Up

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While Lowenthal ordered a Tesla, he has since opted for the Mini E, an all-electric Mini Cooper made by BMW. Coulomb Technologies are moving into EV charging. More details — and a nice namecheck for ‘Revenge’ – after the jump: Harris: Coulomb Technologies gets funding for electric car charging stations. “The director of the documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?&# is now filming the sequel, “Revenge of the Electric Car.&#

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When Will EVs Hit Primetime?

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BMW’s Mini is rolling out its electric car in three phases. In 2008 the company released a test fleet of 450 Mini-E vehicles and is getting ready to announce its second phase. This Christian Science Monitor article takes an in-depth look at an age. old question for electric cars – When will electric cars make a real. presence in the world’s two largest passenger car markets (China and the. U.S.).

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Enter BMW — with Carbon Fiber

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The first was the two-seat Mini E, of which 600 examples are on test in the U.S., 2009 BMW Concept ActiveE. BMW MegaCity Urban Electric Car To Be Built of Carbon Fiber. By John Voelcker, Senior Editor for GreenCarReports.com. First, the raw feedstock to make carbon fibers–just call it a “polacrylonitrile-based precursor&# –is made in Japan by a joint venture between SGL and Mitsubishi Rayon and flown to the U.S.

Feds Offer Free Chargers

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We’re excited about being in New York, because aside from the Mini E program and the Tesla Roadster, it hasn’t seen much E.V. The stations in the program are networked, with the ability to send “charging complete” or “charging interrupted” messages via text or e-mail message. The ChargePoint America program's Chargers are made by Coulomb Technologies. A new Federal Grant will enable many electric vehicle early adopters to get their chargers for free. (A A $2,000 value!).

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It’s Happening

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Teslas mostly, but the first BMW MINI E was also delivered last week, and we’ll have about 500 more of them on the road within the month. It’s happening. New production electric cars are being delivered at a rate of 100 per month. Back in 1999, when we were all a twitter about Y2K, there were about 5,000 production EVs on California roads with a few dozen more in both Arizona and Georgia. Then they were gone.

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Chelsea Sexton has a Volt for a foster child

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While some are better known than others, the group is basically made up of three types of people: current or former EV drivers (EV1, RAV4, Mini E), industry veterans, and newer enthusiasts. Our Consulting Producer Chelsea Sexton was recently chosen as one of a small group of EV enthusiasts to field test a Chevy Volt: living with it and driving it on a daily usage basis.

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Guest blogger: Andrew Grin - From Kansas to LA

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I did however find it interesting to find out what the automakers had to promise on the EV front from BMW’s MINI E to Mitsubishi’s iMiEV. This week we welcome Andrew Grin, a 16 year old sophomore from Kansas City who spent the day with us filming during the LA Auto Show. Andrew owns a converted pure EV Hyundai. My first sighting of smog-filled Los Angeles brought a sad thought to my mind.

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Recharging the Dream

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You’ll see AC Propulsion’s electric drive technology powering eBoxes , the Wrightspeed X1 , Tesla Roadsters , and mention of BMW’s electric MINI E. Electric car and renewable energy enthusiast Gerry Gaydos shares his thoughts during a recent trip to California in the nicely narrated video short below.

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Classic Mini converted to electric previews 2019 Mini E to come

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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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2020 Mini Cooper SE urban electric car revives Mini E formula

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The fully electric 2020 Mini Cooper SE will bring back everything early Mini pioneers loved about the company's first electric effort, the 2009 Mini E, in a more conventional, practical package. It will still be the sportiest Mini, with quicker powertrain responses, and a lower center of gravity, than the gas-powered Mini Cooper S.

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Snarky CNBC report on "obsessed" Mini E driver

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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.

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BMW MINI E trial enters second phase

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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 releases MINI E trial results

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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

What’s up with the BMW MINI E?

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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. Why, if millions are being poured into a few dozen Hydrogen ICE cars and their promotion, should BMW rather suddenly decide to produce 500 electric Minis? In the case of the electric Mini, that means no backseat.

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BMW Group to build future MINI E vehicles in China with Great Wall Motor

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The BMW Group and Great Wall Motor have launched a new joint venture—Spotlight Automotive Limited—and are building a joint plant in China, where the BMW Group will produce future fully-electric models of its MINI brand. The joint venture envisages production of future electric MINI vehicles, as well as several models and brands for Great Wall Motor. More than 78,000 customers have so far expressed an interest in the MINI ELECTRIC.

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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.

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

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

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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

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.

BMW MINI E to participate in UK electric car trial

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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'

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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.,

BMW and UC Davis Partner on MINI E Study

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

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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.

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

BMW Delivers 40 Electric MINI E Cars for UK Trial

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Components of the MINI E powertrain. BMW handed over forty electric MINI E cars to their test drivers on Sunday—all members of the public—in the start of two consecutive six-month field trial periods which will evaluate the psychological, social and technical aspects of living with an electric car. 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.

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

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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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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.

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

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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.

Could we see the return of the Mini E?

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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. The limited production Mini E was launched in 2009 as a research vehicle and used extensively in road trials across Europe, including the CABLED programme here in[.]. Electric cars MINI

Motorists falling for the MINI E

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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

Mini Electric Concept revealed before Frankfurt auto show debut

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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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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. We wrote about the new electric Mini coming to California last July and we’re thrilled it’s coming right to our own backyard in green as can be Manhattan Beach.

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