- Aug 4, 2009
Home charging: Renewable energy-powered MINI Es start testing in Munich
MINI E - click above for high-res image gallery
BMW has officially announced a partnership with the E.ON utility company to test drive 15 MINI Es in Münich, Germany. E.On will provide electricity for the cars in 13 special charging stations near the Museumislen area of town. The juice for these stations will be certified to come from renewable energy sources, E.ON says. After launching the MINI E in the U.S. to customers this May, the all-electric MINI is now being tested in Germany, in Berlin and Münich. A fleet trial for Britain is also planned. The Münich test will take 12 months to complete and opens the door for a larger, more stable EV recharging network in the Bavarian Capital city down the road.