Check out the new E-Mini, loaded with 204 horsepower from its lithium batteries. The new electric Mini will be available for demo to selected dealers and clients early next year. I might seriously consider getting one of these myself one day, parking in San Francisco is almost near impossible but Mini makes it pretty easy.
Check out these specs:
The front wheels of the MINI E receive torque through a single speed gearbox from a 204 hp, 162 lb-ft electric motor. Those numbers are rather unusual for an electric drive system which usually has much more torque. Nonetheless, the MINI E can hustle to 62 mph in 8.5 seconds and, according to BMW, can cover about 150 miles on a full charge of its lithium ion battery pack.
and they will be available here:
BMW will be leasing the 500 cars to commercial and private customers in California, New York and New Jersey starting early next year.
Nice electric car. Only few have that kind of power …