Sunday, November 29, 2009
Mini E is what they will call this new Mini Cooper, this is the electric version of it using a lithium ion battery to power its motor.
The new Mini Cooper's battery will be located to its standard location, this new Mini Cooper has a electric motor that produces 204hp and 162 lb. ft of torque power, this new Mini Cooper can accelerate 0 to 62mph approximately 100km/h in 8.5 seconds but they limit its top speed to up to 95 mph.
The new Mini Cooper's battery resides where the standard Mini's rear seat normally is. The electric motor's 204 hp and 162 lb.-ft. of torque power the front wheels via a single-stage helical gearbox, propelling the 3230-lb. 3-door hatchback to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 8.5 sec., according to Mini, with an electronically limited top speed of 95 mph.
This new Mini Cooper's battery can lets you run 156 miles then after it must be recharged, it can be recharged in any standard outlet but of course the charging time depends on the current and voltage of the outlet the car is plugged into. MINI will be supplying a high current charging station that can fully charge your new Mini Cooper with just 2.5 hours.
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