27 Dec '11, 9pm

After 36,000 solar-powered miles, MiniE driver ready to make the switch to BMW ActiveE (and an SUV)

After 36,000 solar-powered miles, MiniE driver ready to make the switch to BMW ActiveE (and an SUV)

should be familiar to anyone who's been involved with BMW's all-electric MiniE program. The driver of MiniE #183 has put 36,000 sun-powered miles on his EV and has long been a strong proponent of getting more people to make the shift to electric vehicles. His latest target? His wife Julie, who will be using the upcoming ActiveE when BMW makes Norby give the MiniE back and gives him the all-electric 1 Series coupe in return. The ActiveE is not cheap , and so Norby's wife will be the main driver for the single ActiveE the family will get. Norby made a video about his sunset (get it?) with the MiniE and talks about how even though Julie is not the early adopter type, the ActiveE will suit her just fine on her 45-mile roundtrip commute. Norby writes: I wish we could afford two electric BMW ActiveE cars but at this early stage, we simply can't afford two payments. We also have ...

Full article: http://www.green.autoblog.com/2011/12/27/solar-powered-mi...

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