Monday, August 24, 2009

MINI Space

Our friends at MINI have created a forum for interested MINI-followers to get their fill on everything MINI. The "MINI Space" website is a MINI community, but there is nothing small about this group. They've just added an article about yours truly which can be found here.

Separately, I ran into a MINI fan in the parking garage of my
office this morning. He was exiting his gorgeous Aston Martin DB9 convertible, but began raving about his MINI Cooper S. He told me that he had a collection of cars that also included a Turbo Porsche. However, his favorite "fun car" was going for a drive in his MINI. There's an ad in there somewhere.

Next blog: Chevy Volt claims 230 miles per gallon (let's not forget it's a plug-in). Is MPG still relevant?


Thursday, August 20, 2009

New York Times

Earlier today, Jim Motavalli from the New York Times posted an online article about the MINI E where he describes the program as '[zipping] along after early speed bumps'. You can find his article here.

For those of you visiting my blog for the first time (and you don't mind reading blogs), you may find it interesting to go back to the beginning of my story and follow the media coverage as well as some of the links that discuss early impressions of the MINI E when I took delivery of the first one in the world.

I read many of the comments posted on the NY Times website today and it never ceases to amaze me how many people seemingly refuse to understand that this is a well publicized Field Trial by BMW using prototype vehicles. If you read their press release about the MINI E, you will find that this is part of a larger program that will continue to grow.

A large part of why I decided to create my blog was to discuss a broad range of issues about the MINI E and EV's in general. There is much to understand and much to learn. I am nothing more than a student of the EV.

I hope that you will continue to follow this blog and others like it. Please feel free to write and let me know if there is anything you'd like to learn about the MINI E.