2010 MINI E Review Car Reviews

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We asked the question: Can electric be fun? MINI answered.

FACTS

1. With the E, MINI is only by Tesla in offering cars to the public.

2. The MINI E lithium ion batteries with individual cells to generate 30 kilowatts of useable storage.

3. a 60 amp wall mounted box, the E can be fully charged in as little as 2-3

4. MINI has announced that it extend the MINI E lease throughout 2010.

FUN MEETS FAR OUT

Inside the cabin is conventional, but a big battery operation mounted directly ahead of the indicates this is something a different. Like the standard the E version features a centrally speedometer.

Once you’ve the seat, insert the key and press the You can’t hear anything and it a while to register that the car is to go. Move the automatic shifter drive and you’re off.

POWER, EXCESSIVE BRAKES

As an electric vehicle, peak is all in at zero rpm, meaning as soon as you hit the accelerator it actually pretty good. In testing, BMW have quoted a 0-60 mph of 8.2 seconds, quite impressive the weight of the car. It also that you can cope pretty with most traffic that are thrown at you.

We had to with fairly fast flow, inconsiderate drivers and quite steep inclines and and not once did we feel the car couldn’t — unlike some EVs.

What you also notice the MINI E, when in motion, is the braking system – it’s almost to the point of being At city driving speeds, your foot of the accelerator causes the MINI E to come to a completely on its own. It takes a bit getting used to, but the byproduct is an process in recharging those batteries behind you and extending with is about 100-120 before you need to plug it in.

Top is reportedly 95 miles per hour and we didn’t get the chance to experience driving, it’s more enough to keep up with the of interstate traffic.


Other than that, and handling are about what expect of a regular MINI, is to say, excellent. But the absence of any broom,” noises, indicates you’re not likely to win a stoplight Prix.

THE VERDICT

At present, BMW has 450 MINI Es in a field trial across the U.S. Approximately 250 are in the rest in New York and New Jersey. driving them have to a staggering $850 per month that includes all scheduled and insurance. Like the EV1 and Ranger these lessees will not be to buy the vehicles once the field ends. The test has proved challenging, especially on the East as there is very little infrastructure designed to cope EVs, though this is changing.

While at this time too early to say whether electric really will catch on, the E represents an interesting and somewhat practical alternative to what has before.

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