2010 Mini E
An electric MINI Cooper sounds like an oxymoron. After all, Minis are fun to drive and electric cars...well...they’re good for you, let’s leave it at that. So the idea of the 2010 Mini E is a little weird, true. However, at the 2008 L.A. Auto Show, Mini assured us that this all-electric version of its car will provide the best of the Mini driving experience despite running purely on electrons. With 0-60 mph times in the 8.5-second range, a top speed of 95 mph and a range of 156 miles on a charge, the Mini E offers up realistic driving range and performance. Mini also promises it’ll handle well, although with a bunch of lithium ion batteries on board, we’re not so sure. Still, 500 customers divided between Los Angeles and New York will be able to report in starting early next year.
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