BMW electric Mini car could travel up to 250km on a single charge

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BMW electric Mini car could up to 250km on a single charge

The s first electric Mini be unveiled next month capable of almost 100mph and a range of more than 150 on just one charge. One of the most vehicles in history, 500 of the new cars by Mini owners the BMW group be shipped to America.

Mini unveil an all-electric version of its Cooper hatch at next s Los Angeles Auto Show, and to deliver an initial batch of 500 to customers in California towards the end of the While the test batch won t be it to Australian shores, the electric cars, called the Mini E , be instrumental in evaluating the viability of electric Minis — could stand a chance of to Australia.

BMW is using its Mini brand to the waters with its electric technology but the vehicle is also developed in order to meet new regulations that require to offer zero emission Currently Australia does not regulations such as these.

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Power for the electric comes from an electric that is mounted in the former bay and is rated at 150kW and 220Nm of Drive is sent to the front The Mini factory located in England, supplies cars powertrains to a team located in Germany, which then the electric running gear.

BMW has with a lithium-ion battery with an overall capacity of This sits in the rear of the car and only 60L of trunk space. from 0-100km/h takes 8.5 for the 1,465kg electric vehicle and top is electronically limited to 152km/h.

The car s range is about 250km on a charge, which takes 2.5 hours. To help improve range it is also fitted a brake-energy-recovery system.

BMW says it has the Mini E’s suspension to that the abnormal weight created by the battery pack upset the hatch’s signature handling abilities.


Inside, the notable difference between the E and Mini (apart from the rear seats) is the swapping of the for a battery-power gauge that the owner how much charge is from between 0 and 100 per cent.

Minis are famous for their unlimited customisation options, the 500 Es look identical.

Each a silver roof and dark bodywork, with yellow plug symbols (the on the roof) marking the E as an electric

When you lift off the accelerator the acts as a generator and recharges the This puts load on the that acts as a brake 75 per of braking is done without the pedal.

Every MINI E be painted dark grey a silver roof and each one have a serial number on its bumper. Yellow E logos are around the car and the same colour is on mirror and door edges. looks rather smart.

The E has been reduced from a 2+2 a strict 2 seater as the rear has been removed and replaced by the bank. The 5,088 lithium ion cells (grouped into 48 have a maximum capacity of 35 and powers the motor at 380 volts. provide for a maximum of 240km on a full charge.

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Some of the energy can be recovered via energy regeneration to provide a 20% in range. A full recharge via a charger draws 28 kWH from the grid. Quick charging in 2.5 is enabled via a quick charger will be installed in the customer’s for higher amperage.

All the electric-powered models will be painted but are easily distinguished by their exhaust pipes and yellow decals. The cars will be on a one year lease with maintenance and servicing by specially technicians.

Not the first electric

Interestingly, this is not the first Mini to be found in the States. A in Nevada can build you one, with a 78kW brushless AC and lithium-ion batteries, meaning you get the jump on any production electric

Nevada s Hybrid Technologies has in been producing the electric for the past year and claims charging up the car s batteries takes 8-10 hours from a household power outlet. Top is only around 130km/h but at a slower speed preserves and means owners will be to travel up to 200km on a single

Meanwhile, Nissan has also it will have large of EVs on the road by 2010, with production slated for 2012. major automaker is working on including Toyota, Ford and

Chrysler also unveiled a EV sports car on Sept. 23, based on the Europa model from but Chrysler is coy about just or even whether, it will be Lotus also builds the Roadster EV, for California-based Tesla

All modern EVs run on rechargeable lithium-ion like laptops use only BMW says that the Mini E can be in only two-and-a-half hours, a special “wallbox” outlet.

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