Inside BMW's new electric car: The Mini E

Posted by: Adam Aston on November 19, 2008

Here’s a first look of BMW’s Mini E. Matt Vella and I had a chance to check out some advance details early this week: check out the details here. And click here to check out Matt’s slide show, with some close ups of the interior and plug where the gas tank should be. Lastly, here’s some video footage of the e-car — alas with no commentary. But listen closely for the telltale electric whine of the motor in the first few seconds.

Video courtesy of The NewsMarket.

Reader Comments

victor

November 20, 2008 11:43 PM

I I would like to see more details.

Adam Aston at BusinessWeek

January 16, 2009 5:55 PM

On Jan. 15, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that BMW Group will loan a fleet of 10 MINI E electric zero-emissions cars to the City of New York. These vehicles will be used in its Street Condition Observation Unit, known as SCOUT, and will be among the 500 MINI Es the BMW Group is producing as part of a one-year pilot field study to determine the viability of electric vehicles in real life use. The MINI Es will be used by SCOUT inspectors who drive New York City's streets to locate street troubles, such as potholes and graffiti. The vehicles are scheduled to begin arriving this April.

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