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Electric MINI revealed -- The Mini E

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

  1. templar

    templar New Member

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    California still has the ZEV mandate in place but over the past year they have changed the numbers of fuel cell, plug-in electric and battery electric vehicles the manufacturers have to come up with in order to avoid penalties.
     
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    Drive a truck through the CARB hole that lets BMW get ZEV credits for leasing not selling cars.
     
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    Edmunds have a running blog on their car here. It seems the staff have warmed to it, but there is the usual level of ignorance in the comments.


    By the way, does anyone know if the car will charge at high currents without the "wall box"?
     
  4. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

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    I just finished going through Edmund's Mini E blog. Lots of negative commenters (some just don't like EVs in general, some don't like the Mini E in particular, some like the Volt more, etc), but it looks like the editors have warmed up to it quite a bit.
     
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    I know there are a lot of E Mini blogs up there ^^^ but this one is well written.
    Mini E 19
     
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    Liked the fusion reactor post :smile:


    Has anyone seen any semi-scientific measure of the car's range on the freeway and/or with a passenger onboard?
     
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    Take a look at the last slide of the Mini E presentation here.


    Sounds like BMW are listening - let's hope they keep to that.
     
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    The BMW guy giving the presentation made a point to say the cars wouldn't be crushed.
     
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    No one would be dumb enough to go through that PR disaster again.
     
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    But there are so many other things they can do.

    Put them in a warehouse. (after 5 years it won't make a difference)
    Dismantle them "for research".
    Ship them to a third world country for the charity bennies and let them languish.
    A bunch went to regional municipalities already. Give the rest to more pseudo-interested government organizations. We will never hear from them again. -I was behind the scenes at Griffith Park last week. Saw about 10 dead golf carts parked behind a building.
     
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    All still better than crushing a perfectly good vehicle.
     
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    Mg
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    Looks like those news sites jumped the gun.

    Received this today:

     
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    I'd say ABG is over reacting again here. One car's problems does not a flaw in the approach make...

    GM-Volt founder stranded, learns why EVs take so long to bring to market — Autoblog Green

    ...even if it is funny that it happened to mister "fill it up, please".


    Also, this bit is interesting:

    So, will they build right hand drive versions? They are not doing so for the UK, as the numbers are small and it is "just a research vehicle".
     
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    Yup, fun times, and it was great having a Roadster there. People definitely got curious when they saw all the same looking cars parked next to each other.

    -Shark2k
     
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    Lot of "whining" about Mini E home charging unit installation in this Wired article. Did any Roadster owners experience "red tape" issues with HPC installation?

    Well, there is IEC 62196 (Mennekes) for the European part of the world. Also, I thought that committee was supposed to vote on J1772 at the end of October; delays once again?
     

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