New York Times contributor blogs about cars and other interesting ways of getting around.
Plugging in Germany: A million EVs by 2020?
The Mini-E: Cute, but only 500 so far. (Credit: BMW)
The Germans are going electric. The new Mini-E, exhibited in Los Angeles, will be leased to customers in three states. It can reach 62 mph in 8.5 seconds, and its lithium-ion batteries carry it 156 miles between recharges. It could go faster than 95 mph, but it’s electronically governed. They’re great fun to drive; too bad the batteries displaced the back seat.
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