From June 2009 to June 2010 I had the privilege of Driving an All Electric MIMI E for a year, it was a great experience, and got me hooked on electric cars. I've since moved on to other electric cars which I will blog about.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

goodbye #304

Well my one year lease of an all electric MINI E has come to an end they came and picked up the car today, after driving it 11716 miles it was a sad goodbye. But I'm planning to get the Chevy Volt this year and also moving so its for the best. Though I maybe in the market for a new car sooner then I planned, no sooner had they driven away with my MINI E, then my gas powered BMW Z3 decided not to start, hopefully it will be fixed soon I need it to last 6 more months until the Chevy Volt goes on sale.
Addition: got my Gas car running, wouldnt you know, they had to replace the battery :) I'm already missing the smooth feel of driving an electric car.


  1. Hi Robert...have enjoyed your blog. We're staying on for a second year. Driving 20k a years makes the $$ numbers a little easier to swallow.:)

  2. Todd and Kari, yea its a great lease deal if you put a lot of miles on it. When they picked up my car, the driver said I had the most miles of any returns so far, said one car only had 300 miles on it, the driver was afraid to drive it more then 5 miles a day ... thats just sad. This experience has really given me a better understanding of distances, and what is reasonable.
    I'll be driving electric again, just nows not a good time.

  3. Best of luck Robert! It was great meeting you and good luck with the move.