Electric Mini Cooper – Plug-in is Ready

October 21, 2008 / No Comments

Starting next year, Los Angeles and New York City and surrounding areas will be able to lease from a fleet of 500 all-electric Mini-Coopers says BMW. The car is called the Mini E, rhymes with Mini Me.

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Mini E - Electric Mini Cooper

The car will be able to travel 150 miles on a single charge and has a top speed of 95mph. That second characteristic is quite useful in a country where 75mph is the top speed and cities where 60mph is pushing the limit.

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Mini E - Electric Mini Cooper

Why do they make cars that can go faster than the speed limit in the U.S.? How much money could be saved and how much of our environment could be protected if the U.S. just didn’t allow cars to be made that could go over the speed limit any more?

Back to being happy about Mini E, the lease for it will run $850. Charging is free (to be reimbursed) and all technical service and maintenance will be covered by BMW. We’re happy and want to test drive one. – via CNN