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Forum: MINI E Talk (2010) 05-06-2011, 05:34 AM
Replies: 33
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Posted By MINIE250
If anyone is interested in the long term effects...

If anyone is interested in the long term effects of driving & charging a lot has on the batteries a wrote an article for plugincars.com about it.

I recently passed my 1,000th recharge an have...
Forum: MINI E Talk (2010) 03-11-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,762
Posted By MINIE250
russr: The MINI-E is a prototype test car, and...

russr: The MINI-E is a prototype test car, and BMW is using them all over the world to introduce electric drive to different markets and learn about the infrastructure challenges, public reception,...
Forum: MINI E Talk (2010) 09-22-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,762
Posted By MINIE250
ksminiman: Tesla has done extensive research...

ksminiman:
Tesla has done extensive research with the use of a two gear gearbox and they have concluded the single speed gear is the best way to go. BMW shares this opinion also so I figure they...
Forum: MINI E Talk (2010) 09-03-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,762
Posted By MINIE250
Hi guys, No. I haven't had any range...

Hi guys,

No. I haven't had any range reduction from degradation that I can notice as of yet. I last month I did a blog post about this very topic. Remember, I have only had the car for 15 months,...
Forum: MINI E Talk (2010) 09-02-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,762
Posted By MINIE250
The Star Ledger, New Jersey's largest newspaper, ...

The Star Ledger, New Jersey's largest newspaper, did a story on me and the MINI-E a couple days ago. It actually appeared on the front page which was cool. Here's a link for anyone interested:...
Forum: MINI E Talk (2010) 08-30-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,762
Posted By MINIE250
I've had the car for almost 15 months now and I'm...

I've had the car for almost 15 months now and I'm approaching 40,000 miles (I've slowed down a little bit!) I did a blog post about approaching 40,000 zero emission miles if anyone is interested:
...
Forum: MINI E Talk (2010) 06-15-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,762
Posted By MINIE250
Hi all, My first year lease just ended and...

Hi all,

My first year lease just ended and I'll be keeping the car for a second year. I finished the year with 33,013 miles on it, which was the most in the program. The second most mileage was a...
Forum: MINI E Talk (2010) 04-20-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,762
Posted By MINIE250
Hi Jeff, The EV1 was a great car, it is...

Hi Jeff,
The EV1 was a great car, it is inexcusable how GM treated it and ultimately crushed all of them. I know you were one of the lucky ones that actually leased one and got "hooked" on electric...
Forum: MINI E Talk (2010) 03-06-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,762
Posted By MINIE250
Dave, I'll probably be keeping the car for...

Dave,

I'll probably be keeping the car for another 15 months so I haven't really thought about it. BMW is offering a one year extension for those interested in keeping the cars. We will find out...
Forum: MINI E Talk (2010) 02-24-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,762
Posted By MINIE250
The All Cars Electric blog just posted about my...

The All Cars Electric blog just posted about my adventures in the car and the mileage I've put on it. They didn't contact me so I guess they just got the info from my blog and from the Edmunds Inside...
Forum: MINI E Talk (2010) 02-19-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,762
Posted By MINIE250
Yes, These aren't for everyone. The range will...

Yes, These aren't for everyone. The range will prohibit a lot of single-car families from having one until we see 200+ miles per charge. However I think there are a lot of people that would be very...
Forum: MINI E Talk (2010) 02-19-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,762
Posted By MINIE250
I'll have to take your word for how many EV-1...

I'll have to take your word for how many EV-1 were leased. I always thought it was around 500 but I don't even remember where I got that info from. The MINI-E program is up to around 620 cars now...
Forum: MINI E Talk (2010) 02-19-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,762
Posted By MINIE250
Thanks, I may not hit 35K now though. I'm...

Thanks, I may not hit 35K now though. I'm guessing around 33,000 now. I hit a huge pot hole and messed up the front right wheel and some stuff in the drivetrain. I've already missed two weeks of...
Forum: MINI E Talk (2010) 02-04-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,762
Posted By MINIE250
20,000 Miles in 7 months in my MINI-E

I'm driving MINI-E #250 in New Jersey and loving every mile I drive it. I really wasn't an electric car advocate until I was picked to be in this program. (I filled out the application without...
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