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Electric car sales in China recently exceeded sales in the U.S. for the first time, and along with China’s newfound interest in electric cars, comes a new fad: mini electric cars. Small and affordable, mini electric cars are becoming a popular option in China for recent college graduates, young couples, and those purchasing a second […]

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As we reported last month, BMW has encountered several problems with its program to evaluate the all-electric Mini E. The program continues to stumble as a growing number of volunteers—who are leasing the Mini E for $850 a month for a year—are going public with their issues. The

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As part of a special one year lease program from BMW Group, New York City will be receiving ten MINI E electric cars to join its Street Condition Observation Unit, also known as SCOUT. SCOUT’s purpose is to search out and report potholes, graffiti and other street-level damages throughout the city’s five burroughs. The ten […]

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BMW officially jumped on the electric car bandwagon with the announcement of the limited edition Mini E car for production. The electric car, based on the Mini Cooper platform, will get power from a 150-kilowatt electric motor tied to a newly developed high-power lithium ion battery. Dr. Klaus Draeger, BMW chief of development, told Hybridcars.com, […]

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Last January Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said FCA has a “massive” program to develop a plug-in hybrid minivan and he’s now emphasized FCA wants to be first as the company arguably has before. What many consider one of the first modern conventional “minivans” launched in 1984 as the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager and these […]

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New spy photos of the Mini Cooper plug-in hybrid Countryman show the prototype testing on snow-packed roads. The mule is well camouflaged with yellow swirl stickers covering the exterior, but a “Hybrid Test Vehicle” sticker on the door undermines the car’s concealment. An interior shot gives a glimpse of updates inside, including changes to the […]

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According to a German auto magazine, BMW and Toyota may be set to join forces again – this time, to add a new member to the BMW Mini family with potentially an electric version following. If the reported collaboration goes ahead, the conventionally powered entry-level car – called the Mini Minor – will probably be […]

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The latest to join a list of manufacturers who have been ordered to revise their federal mpg labels is BMW with its 2014 MINI Cooper models. Yesterday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a press release outlining a trimming back of 3-door models’ window sticker mpg label values. This came after an audit on the […]

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MINI’s Oxford, UK plant saw a first on July 1st as the new MINI 5-door Hatch comes off the production line. The 5-door marks another phase in the roll-out of a $1.28 billion (£750 million) investment program across BMW Group UK’s production facilities from 2011 to 2015. Coming after the redesign of the MINI Hatch, […]

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Purists who can’t accept changes to the original form of the Mini will cry foul. The Mini is evolving with a five-door model which at this point we’re unclear if it will be coming to the U.S. This is the second body style of the new third-generation MINI. MINI stated consistent expansion of the model […]

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