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The Mini E was field in the UK during the Winter 2009 The have now ended. And the results are at BMW HQ in Germany. The  highlights are below and are very interesting. how electric cars are driven in the world has taken an important forward with the release of from the MINI E field in the UK.

With 62 members of the public and 76 users running the prototype over two six-month periods, the trial is the most in-depth of its in the UK to publish its findings. An enormous of data was collected by data-loggers in the car and the charging points, and also extensive driver research out by Oxford Brookes University. information has helped to inform UK decisions and other EV market and have already informed the of the 2011 BMW ActiveE car, a electric car based on the BMW 1 Series but the biggest beneficiary will be the BMW i3, the purpose-built Electric Vehicle from the BMW Group, set for launch in

Everyday use of the electric MINIs radically differ from the driving patterns of a control of drivers of conventionally powered in the same segment. In fact, the journey distance of 29.7 was slightly more than the miles recorded by the control a mix of MINI Coopers and BMW 116i Interestingly, the UK average daily driven for private cars is less than 25 miles.

information gathered by on-board the average single trip was recorded as 9.5 miles compared to the UK of seven miles.

Four out of people reported that 80 of their trips could be exclusively in the MINI E, and this to 90 per cent of users saying with the addition of rear and a bigger boot, all their could have been in the MINI E. 84 percent said the severe low temperatures during phases of the field trial the distance that could be between charges, but despite four out of five participants the researchers they thought the E was suitable for winter use.

Given the daily driven of just under 30 miles, the felt confident enough not to to charge their MINI E night. In fact, the average was 2.9 a week, with special tariffs successfully encouraging drivers to charge when it was which coincided with a low period and a greater proportion of energy in the grid mix.

out of ten drivers told the researchers charging actually suited daily routine, with 81 agreeing with the statement “I to plug in the car than go to a fuel The running cost-savings were by users.

Most charged at with 82 percent using wall-mounted charging box 90 percent of the The lack of a comprehensive public infrastructure in the UK was noted, with out of five participants (82 percent) they thought that it was that a network of charging was established. However, almost quarters (72 percent) said were able to use their car adequately right now as they had to private charging.

Asked about their experience, the trial participants full of praise. Every one enjoyed the quietness, and they all with the statement: “electric are fun to drive.” The reason was partly to the “fast pick-up and quick of the 204hp MINI, again a that 100 percent agreed

Driving efficiently to extend the was seen as part of the enjoyment. that use of the regenerative braking increase the range by approximately 15 three quarters of the users (74 agreed with the statement it was “a game for me to use the regenerative braking in a way enables me to reach my destination draining the battery.”

Almost all (96 per cent) said they’d buying an electric car as a result of part, and half (51 percent) they would pay a third for an EV. A third (30 percent) said consider taking the plunge a year, while 55 percent they’d hold fire for two or years.

The trial found one week was all that was needed for to adapt to the characteristics and peculiarities of an EV, such as charging, range, braking and low noise. However company car drivers invited to use the E as a pool car on a less frequent needed increased training and during the initial period of use in order to consolidate their

Kulveer Ranger, Mayor of s environment director, said: driving technology is coming on and bounds, but people naturally have questions and concerns. such as this by BMW Group real life experiences is as it debunks some common and underscores why electric vehicles are for urban driving. The trial has demonstrated the importance attached to infrastructure, which is why the Mayor of has launched Source London to a network of charge points will help to create conditions for electric vehicle use in the capital.’

The MINI E Trial in

40 MINI Es

138 Drivers (32 women 106

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258,105 Miles


80,282 kWh Electricity

Average mileage per vehicle six months, including fleet cars – 3226

Average to charge over six months less than 2p per mile

The E is a two-seat development of the familiar Hatch. It is powered by a 204hp motor that also 220 Nm of torque. It is driven by battery in the form of a sophisticated 35 kWh Lithium-Ion containing 5,088 cells.

The was charged by a special home supplied by consortium partner SSE and Southern Energy). This a charge time of 4.5 hours at 32 The MINI E has a top speed of 95mph and an range of 149 miles (according to standards), although a realistic is 112miles.

The UK field trial those on the East and West of the USA, in both Munich and Paris; Tokyo and Beijing and In the UK 40 MINI Es were driven December 2009 until 2011. The 40 private MINI E were selected from in the South East of England and a subsidised monthly lease of £330.

The remainder were fleet with an individual car nominated by company.

The UK Consortium members who supported the MINI E trials are SSE and Southern Energy) who supplied the /public charging technology and Oxford Brookes University who the research methodology, selected and analysed data from SEEDA who provided funding and enabled the participation of Oxford Council and Oxfordshire County and the BMW Group who led the Consortium, supplied the E and managed driver education and

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