Photos: All-electric Mini E
BMW/Mini unveiled an all electric version of its Cooper, the Mini E.
At the 2008 LA Auto Show, Mini unveiled an all electric version of its Mini Cooper. Dubbed the Mini E, this vehicle sacrifices its rear seats to make room for a huge array of lithium ion batteries, giving the tiny EV a range of 156 miles.
Space is about all that the Mini E has sacrificed, as Mini claims that power and handling are on par with the gasoline and diesel variants of the Cooper.
Only 500 examples of the Mini E will be available in the US through a leasing program, focusing on the California, New Jersey, and New York markets.