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2 Years & 60,000 Miles in my MINI-E

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2 Years & 60,000 Miles in my MINI-E

Yesterday was two years to the day I picked up my MINI-E. It's been a fantastic car to drive and It still has the same power and range as the day I picked it up and that's after over 1,100 recharges and 60,000 miles of driving!

I wrote a blog post about it if anyone is interested: MINI-E 2 Year Wrap-Up
 
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Old 06-13-2011, 08:51 PM
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Thanks for posting this. Your blog post is interesting, as is your license plate.
 
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Originally Posted by MINIE250 View Post
Yesterday was two years to the day I picked up my MINI-E. It's been a fantastic car to drive and It still has the same power and range as the day I picked it up and that's after over 1,100 recharges and 60,000 miles of driving!

I wrote a blog post about it if anyone is interested: MINI-E 2 Year Wrap-Up
Ok, curious....when you turn the "E" in where does it end up? BMW has done a great marketing job for those interested in going electric and for you taking the plunge into a new frontier.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:03 AM
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Ok, curious....when you turn the "E" in where does it end up? BMW has done a great marketing job for those interested in going electric and for you taking the plunge into a new frontier.
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BMW is conducting these trials in seven different countries and are adding new markets every six months or so. The cars that are returned from the US get refurbished and sent to other countries. They recently started a program in Japan, and in a few months China will get another 50 cars. After that, they haven't announced, but I hear Russia is a possibility.
So far, other than the US, they have had MINI-E programs in: The UK(twice), Germany(twice), Spain, France, Japan & China.
 
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:50 PM
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Very cool, looking forward to reading that blog post!
 
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Very interesting. Can you compare the electric MINI to a regular one? acceleration, handling, etc?
 
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Interesting. I want a mini E. If I cant buy one. I am going to convert a mini. My current S just keeps going. But energy prices fluctuate too much for my budget. I just put a huge solar system on my house. I want the sun to power my commute.

I would never drive any off the current electrics on the market. they are fugly and lack personality, well save for the tesla. But I can afford that one.
 

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Originally Posted by MINIE250 View Post
Yesterday was two years to the day I picked up my MINI-E. It's been a fantastic car to drive and It still has the same power and range as the day I picked it up and that's after over 1,100 recharges and 60,000 miles of driving!

I wrote a blog post about it if anyone is interested: MINI-E 2 Year Wrap-Up
Great blog and beautiful car.
 
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by gpwpat View Post
Interesting. I want a mini E. If I cant buy one. I am going to convert a mini. My current S just keeps going. But energy prices fluctuate too much for my budget. I just put a huge solar system on my house. I want the sun to power my commute.

I would never drive any off the current electrics on the market. they are fugly and lack personality, well save for the tesla. But I can afford that one.
That's exactly how I power my MINI-E and soon I'll be driving a BWM ActiveE and powering it by sunshine also! Here's a picture from my blog with me & my MINI-E with my house and solar array in the background. I haven't bought gas in 2 1/2 years now and I've driven nearly 70,000 miles on sunshine!
 
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:55 AM
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Nice! I went to this guys blog and read an interesting post about how much it costs to charge an EV.

http://minie250.blogspot.com/2011/11...tric-cars.html
 
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I would love a mini E. sad to say their not available anymore, is their a way to convert a current mini s into electric. I'm tired of making the middle eastern more rich.
 
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Check out Craven speed, they converted an S to electric.

http://www.cravenspeedmini.com/
 
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Alas, the MINI-E program is coming to an end after 2 1/2 years. It was originally only supposed to be a one year project but lasted 2 1/2 years because it was such a success.

I drove my MINI-E 72,520 miles in 31 months and was presented the keys to the first BMW ActiveE electric car by BMW NA president Ludwig Willisch on Friday, January 13th. I've has the car a couple days now and just posted my initial thoughts on the car on my ActiveE blog if anyone is interested the link is below. I was proud to be a member of the MINI community here for the past few years and I wish everyone happy motoring!

http://activeemobility.blogspot.com/...isappoint.html
 
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Bummer to see you go. I will try to follow your journey as it progresses. Congrats and good luck.
 
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We just got a power station at work today, I would love to have this MINI E. I look forward to reading your blog.
 
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