Mini intends to prove that the electric version of the Mini Cooper can be every bit as fun as its gasoline-powered cars. And a few laps around the famed Nurburgring race track in Germany make the point admirably.
The company, which began leasing a test fleet of Mini E electric vehicles last year to select individuals as a means of gathering real-world data, retro-fitted one of the cars with racing gear and sent it around the 28.3 kilometer Nurburgring - Nordschleife. Its time: 9:51.45 minutes, while hitting a top speed of 116 mph on the track. That … Read more