Thursday, November 20, 2008

Mini Cooper - Electric Car

Remember the Jetsons? This has nothing to do with that, mainly because this new car can't fly. However, it's still cool because it's fully electric. BMW Group (more specifically Mini) is releasing an all electric car called the "Mini E." As outlandish as it may sound, you will be seeing one on the street very soon.

BMW is launching a pilot program where, 500 lucky participants will get to buy and use these cars in daily traffic (in select markets such as New York, New Jersey, and California.) Now for the car talk. It's powered by a 156mi range Lithium Ion battery that you plug in to recharge. It packs 204 horses at 220 Newton Meters and goes from 0 to 100 in 8.5 seconds. Case in point: it's a real car. It's no M3. However, it's still a real car. And for the people trying to save the world as well as those too slow to notice, it's ZERO emissions. Click "Read More" for more pics from BMW Blog, our favorite BMW Blog

From BMW Blog


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