Nov 7, 2008

MINI E lease price is set at $850 per month

Over 9,500 people signed up for more info on the 2009 MINI E. Only 500 MINI E’s will be making it to the United States. Each MINI E should be good for a total of 150 miles(240 kilometers on one charge before having to be recharged via a special wallbox which will need to be installed in a customers garage.

Timing for a recharge via the wallbox will ring in at 2 and half hours. Then it is time to “motor on.”

Now MINI USA has revealed that the new MINI E will be a one year lease priced at $850. No information yet who will be chosen out of all these people who showed interest.

This sounds like a lot at first considering all the other cars you could lease with the same amount. Would we lease one? Absolutely, as it is a very rare low volume car, plus you will never have to stop at your local gas station.
According to MINI, “only lockable garages or similar buildings will qualify as homebases and power stations for the new MINI E. Maintenance for the car can only be done by qualified specialists which will be revealed when a customer signs up for the car.

The MINI E will give its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 19 and 20, 2008. The MINI E will initially be made available to select private and corporate customers as part of a pilot project in the US states of California, New York and New Jersey. The possibility of offering the MINI E in other markets is currently being considered.