In 2017, Mini confirmed that it will introduce an all-electric car in late 2019. The brand unveiled a concept version but few technical details. Journalists speculate that the Mini Electric will offer at least 200 miles of driving range on a single charge. BMW, the maker of Mini cars, said the Mini Electric is a great match for the brand’s urban, youth-oriented brand.

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MINI started selling the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 in June 2017. The stylish S E Countryman provides a spirited ride—while relying purely on electricity for about 12 miles and at speeds up to 78 miles per hour. The all-wheel-drive car is not only zero-emissions for local driving, but it’s fun to pilot. Its 224-horsepower powertrain delivers zero-to-60 mph acceleration in less than seven seconds.

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The Mini E is BMW's small electric car model that was produced begingin in June, 2009. The Mini E uses experimental , latest-generation lithium-ion technology.

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By Brad Berman ·
August 20, 2009

Germany Spurs Its Automakers to Produce Electric Cars

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition parties pledged this week to spend more than $700 million by 2011 on developing electric vehicles, as it tries to put 1 million electric vehicles on German roads by 2020. The preliminary plan, still short on details, is already meeting resistance for not going far enough.

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By Brad Berman ·
July 29, 2009

Confusion Over MPG Ratings for Electric Cars


What will fuel-economy numbers look like on the window stickers of electric vehicles coming to the US market next year? Trying to find the answer could short-circuit your brain.

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By Brad Berman ·
July 23, 2009

Mini Electric Car Drivers: BMW “Botched” Program


As we reported last month, BMW has encountered several problems with its program to evaluate the all-electric Mini E with real-world drivers. The program continues to stumble, as drivers and activists accuse BMW of establishing the program merely to meet regulations, while delivering a sub-standard product. Meanwhile, BMW is planning to deliver the City—its first production electric car—in 2011.

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By Brad Berman ·
June 18, 2009

Mini-E Charging Surprise

The plan to lease the Mini E—an all-electric version of the Mini Cooper—has hit a snag. The market test of about 500 Mini E cars in New York, New Jersey and California was to include a special 220-volt charging unit so leasees could recharge their cars in 3.5 hours. But the installation of the charging box has to be approved by each local municipality.

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