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Electric MINI revealed -- The Mini E

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicles' started by stopcrazypp, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. graham

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    UK next in line for MINI E testing?

     
  2. vfx

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    A friend of a friend here in LA has his now.
     
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    What does he think about it?
     
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    My connection is too far removed to get a quick answer. Maybe in a week or so.
     
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    Jay seems to be getting more and more knowledgeable about EVs these days.
    ( Although there were a few little odd comments like "electricity doesn't like hot and cold weather", but I suppose some EVs do involve battery heaters and chillers ).

    He has driven just about everything so it is fun to see his somewhat dispassionate reviews with the smirky humor to keep it interesting.
     
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    Jay teaches us regen:

    "You step off the gas, you...you're putting electricity back in. You create friction* which runs the electric motor..."

    *(rubs hands together on the word "friction")
     
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    #68 JRP3, Mar 9, 2009
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    Not that long ago Leno was fairly anti-EV, constantly acting as if his 1909 Baker electric was the equal of the EV1 and other modern EV's since it could go 100 miles on a charge, ignoring the fact that it did so at 25 mph without modern conveniences like A/C and a stereo. I see he's still using the Baker as a comparison though he's forced to admit it doesn't really hold up. Good to see that he's being dragged kicking and screaming into the future.
     
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    I came back to say that too. He even gave the 23mph Baker speed twice in the piece.

    Clearly he has come around -and wants credit as a pioneer.
     
  10. TEG

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    To heck with their burnout proof traction control... A bootlegger turn is only a handbrake away!
     
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    Gearing up for the Mini E

    A friend of mine in California, Stefano Paris, is very close to getting approved for one of the 500 Mini Cooper electric vehicles.

    He just had the site inspection of his garage and electric service.

    Gearing up for the MINI E « Peak Oil Garage
     
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    MINI Spirit returns | Auto Express News | News | Auto Express

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    All a bit speculative, but:

     
  14. TEG

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    As apposed to the Mini-E where the batteries took over space previously occupied by the back seats!
     
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    #75 doug, Mar 19, 2009
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    EV WORLD COMMENTATOR PERSPECTIVES [BLOGS]
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    Can it truly be priced below $100,000 when they are not actually for sale?
     
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    From Stefano:

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  19. TEG

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    #79 TEG, May 24, 2009
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