Electric Mini Cooper Coming Soon – Only $59,000!

David Quilty

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April 23, 2007

Regular readers of this site know that we own a Mini Cooper, and it truly is the best car I have ever owned. It is far and away more comfortable than my old Audi and better on gas than my first “real” new car, a 1994 Honda Civic. I don’t think I could get rid of it if someone handed me a pile of cash for it, but one thing that would really make it a better car would be if it happened to be electric. I guess all I need to do is come up with “only” $59,000 and an electric version can be mine. Huh?

The idea is great, as the Mini would be a perfect car to make electric. But $59,000 is crazy talk. For only $20,000 more I can get a Tesla electric car that goes 200-250 miles on a charge and would embarrass a Ferrari. When the kinks get worked out on all these electric car ideas and the prices are reasonable, I will be first in line. Our next car will be a hybrid (when we actually need another car) and for us, that will have to do for now. Got an electric car as cool as the Mini or Tesla for $30,000? Count me in.

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