Wanted New drivers to test electric MINI

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Wanted: New drivers to test MINI

MINI is about to phase two of its electric car trial and is for 20 drivers willing to take

Phase one of its trial of electric models is already underway, the first 20 drivers already their pioneering new rides December 2009. However trial comes to an end in June, the drivers will have to the electric cars back.

Now the parent firm, BMW, are for a new batch of motorists willing to one of the electric models for £330 per from September 2010 for six Participants need to live the triangular geographical area Andover, Oxford and West To apply for a chance to lease an MINI, drivers need to out the online application form at .

The Government-backed trial, run by a BMW Group-led including Southern Electric and development agency SEEDA, evaluate the technical and social of living with an all-electric car in day life.

Southern Electric will a free home charging for each car, as well as a of public charging points, so the can be ‘topped up’ whilst drivers are out and The car can also be charged from a three pin socket.

The monthly fee includes VAT, insurance and (subject to conditions). The MINI E only pays for the electricity – and obviously has no petrol costs. In MINI E drivers are eligible for benefits like zero charges in London.

The MINI E looks the same as a MINI Hatch, with the close to that of the MINI Cooper Works. A two-seater only- the space normally by rear passengers is reserved for the battery.


Maintenance, servicing and assistance will be provided by BMW Group UK ‘flying doctors’. technicians will be supported by MINI dealers within the E research area.

Suzanne Gray, Project for MINI E, said: “We were by the level of interest in the first of the trial, and we are confident that we attract a similar level of for the second phase. We would to hear from people who the enthusiasm and curiosity required to part in a ‘real world’ study.”

In addition to living in the set geographical MINI E test drivers also have a private car port or driveway, so a wall-mounted power charging unit can be by Southern Electric. The 240V/32 amp provided by the unit can fully the MINI E’s lithium-ion battery in just 4.5 hours. An adaptor for use an ordinary 13 amp socket will be supplied for occasional use. The capacity charge takes over 10 hours to provide a charge.

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