Will this be 2008's "It" car? MINI Cooper EV starts production

The slick all-electric MINI Cooper EV has finally moved into production, so those of us who aren't beautiful pop stars can drive one soon. This is good news for people who want to see lithium-powered cars on the road ASAP. Hybrid Technologies, the company that is converting the Mini Coopers, built in England, to EVs, says the cars will go up to 80 mph (128 Km/H), do 0-60 in a quick six seconds and have a range of 120 miles/190 km per charge. The conversions are now taking place at Hybrid Technologies Mooresville, North Carolina plant. If you've been saving your pennies, you should be able to buy one sometime next year for around $60,000.

[Source: Hybrid Technologies]

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