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500 Drivers Needed to Lease the Mini E

November 5th, 2008 · No Comments

There will be 500 Mini E’s cruising in daily traffic that will make BMW Group the first manufacturer to deploy premium cars for private driving. The Mini is looking for around 500 drivers from New Jersey, New York, and California to lease the car.

The price of the lease was not revealed but insiders say it will be more than $500 monthly inclusive of maintenance and parts replacement. The number of cars to be leased will be kept limited to assure proper maintenance and service by 16 dealers from the east and west coast.

So far almost 10000 people have signed up for the Mini E but applications are still being taken since delivery of the cars will start midway in January.

The Mini E is scheduled to debut in the forthcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. The Mini E will be featured as a concept car under the umbrella of BMW AG Project which aims to produce low-emission vehicles that may be developed as another brand. The company though has not made any declarations that the Mini E will be a production car.

The Mini E is based on the two-seater hatch back car produced by the BMW Group. The three door Mini E will be powered by a 204 horsepower electric engine run using lithium-ion batteries. A true Green Car!

The car will depend on lithium-ion battery which will propel the front wheels by transferring the energy through a gearbox without producing any sound and emissions. The battery of the Mini E was especially engineered for the vehicle and has a rating of more than 150 miles per charge.

Tags: Alternative Fuels · Electric Cars · Mini · Mini E

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