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LiquidPiston has just released proof-of-concept of its X Mini rotary engine in a go-kart demonstration car to illustrate the efficiency of its small engine compared to traditional engines. The LiquidPiston team removed the go-kart’s 39-pound engine and replaced it with its four-pound XMv3 engine. It’s being demonstrated as a go-kart in a promotional video linked […]

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Imagine being able to see your navigation system or other car-related function while keeping your eyes on the road. Mini is working on it! Mini revealed Augmented Vision at the Auto Shanghai, a special pair of glasses that aims to helps the driver see both the road and information displayed. SEE ALSO: Augmented Reality Coming […]

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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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Volkswagen will be suspending sales of most if its models in South Korea starting July 25 (today), as pressure mounts for the German automaker over its falsified emissions reporting. VW is preparing for an environment ministry review this month or in early August on whether to revoke certification of the 32 vehicle types offered for […]

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Rumors about a Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid (PHEV) have been swirling around since last year. A sleuth photographer has caught the next-generation Countryman “replenishing its thirst for electrons” confirming that it exists (unfortunately, we cannot print the copyrighted pictures). Additionally, British publication Autocar recently reported its inside sources say the model will be called the Mini […]

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Mini revealed an autonomous electric car in London yesterday shaped by a forecast that traditional car ownership will become optional. The Mini Vision Next 100 electric concept car is able to pick up passengers autonomously. Users of the car can change its color to fit their preferences. It parks and recharges without human intervention, the […]

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Two Mini concepts – the Rocketman and the Superleggera – still have a shot at production, and the Rocketman could be an EV. The Superleggera roadster faces longer odds of being built, as explained by Mini product chief Ralph Mahler in an interview with Autocar. “[The] roadster segment is small and demand is going down, […]

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