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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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MINI has unveiled a concept car to preview a production model that will launch in 2019. Called the MINI Electric Concept, the stylish EV will make its public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. Although the British automaker isn’t sharing specifics on the powertrain just yet, it is pure electric and will […]

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Mini said last month that an electric model was on the way, and now a report says it will debut next month. Mini confirmed last month that it plans to have a fully electric model available by 2019. That car will be based on the three-door Mini, not the larger Countryman that gave birth to […]

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BMW will be bringing its flexible electrified vehicle architecture over to an all-electric Mini in 2019. An all-electric variant of the brand’s core 3-door small car model, also known as the Mini Cooper, will start production that year. Car buyers will be able to consider a traditional gasoline or diesel engine version, a plug-in hybrid, […]

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A new video attacks electric cars at the source of their power, but do the claims hold up? Fueling U.S. Forward is an organization set up to promote the use of fossil fuels. It is run by Charles Drevena, a long-time oil lobbyist. The group is funded by the Koch brothers, who have spent years […]

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