It's no surprise that there is a lot of demand for the all-electric version of the MINI. We heard that London might get some of the limited-supply MINI E's last fall, but now the Telegraph is saying that a plug-in version of the MINI could be "on sale in Britain" by the end of 2009 (we assume the lease-only model for these cars will continue). If MINI's test program does move to the UK, it would expand the test areas beyond Germany and the U.S. to the iconic car's home turf. That's fitting, no?
As for the already-announced test locations, the New York and LA participants should be getting their MINI Es in the next few weeks while Berlin and Munich residents need to wait until later this spring.