All-electric MINI E is powered by a 150 (204 hp) electric motor with a rated battery high capacity Li-ion battery, transferring its power to the front wheels through a gearbox from one phase of the helix is almost completely silent and emission free. Car specially designed for use, the battery technology will have a range of more than 240 kilometers or 150 miles. MINI E will initially be available to select private and corporate customers as part of a pilot project in the U.S. state of California, New York and New Jersey. Possibilities offered MINI E in Europe and is currently being studied. MINI E will give its world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 19 and 20, 2008. The BMW Group is the world’s leading premium car manufacturer deploy a fleet of about 500 all-electric vehicles for private use in daily traffic.
From the MINI E electric drivetrain produces maximum torque of 220 Nm, accelerating the seamless delivery of 100 km / h (62 mph) in 8.5 seconds. Top speed is electronically limited to 152 km / h (95 mph). With a suspension system tuned to match the weight distribution, the MINI E sports the brand characteristics of agility and exceptional handling.
By introducing the MINI E, the BMW Group has underlined the determination of working to reduce energy consumption and emissions in road traffic. BMW Group refers to the unique technology expertise in the field of drive systems to develop a vehicle concept enabling zero emissions without denying driving excitement. Putting some 500 cars on the road under real daily traffic will be widely applied to obtain the hand of experience. Evaluation of these results produced valuable knowledge, to be taken into account in the mass production of vehicle engineering.
The BMW Group aims to start mass production of all electric vehicles in the medium term as part of the strategy number one. Development of innovative concepts for mobility in large urban areas of the city in the scope of “i” has the same meaning, as a goal also includes the use of all electric powertrain.
Energy storage unit: cutting-edge lithium-ion battery technology specifically designed for use in the MINI.
Based on the current MINI, the car will initially be available as two-seater. The space occupied by the rear seat passenger in the series model has been reserved for the lithium-ion batteries. When used in zero-emissions MINI, the battery unit combines high output with enough storage and a small footprint with power relations unchallenged in this application so far. Storage unit has a lithium-ion maximum capacity of 35 kilowatt hours (kWh) and sends power to the electric motors 380 volts DC nominal. Rechargeable battery consists of 5088 cells grouped into 48 modules. These modules are packaged into three battery elements arranged in a compact MINI E.
The basic components of the energy storage unit based on the principle that technology has been proven in practice in power supplies for mobile phones and laptops. Lithium-ion MINI E can connect to all standard power outlets. Time itself depends on the voltage and electric current flowing through the network. In the United States, users can recharge a battery that has been completely drained within a very short time using the installation box is included with every MINI E. Mounting box mounted in the customer’s garage, enable higher amperage, and thus provide the charging time is very short. Wallbox fully recharge the batteries after only two hours and two hours.
Driven by electricity: reliably, affordable and emissions-free.
Complete re interesting maximum 28 kilowatt hours of electricity from the grid. Based on the extent of the car, a kilowatt hour translates into 5.4 miles. In addition to the benefits of zero-emissions driving, the MINI E thus providing significant economic benefits for vehicles powered by a conventional internal combustion engines as well.
Heavy-duty battery provides power to an electric motor, which then turned into thrilling agility. Set across the bottom cap MINI E, the drive to free wheelbarrow full of jams. This gives the ability to launch attractive car. The intense driving experience the MINI E plus the dynamic deceleration potential, which is also directly connected to the gas pedal. Once the driver releases the gas pedal, the electric motors function as generators. This results in braking force, and kinetic energy security feed back into the battery. This interaction ensures extremely comfortable drives – especially at medium speed with constant change, but marginal. In city traffic, about 75 percent of all deceleration can be done without the brakes. Make significant use of this energy recovery features extend the reach of cars to 20 percent.
Signature MINI agility in a new guise.
Weighing 1465 kilograms (3230 pounds), the MINI E has a distribution that is more severe. Slight modifications to the suspension ensure safe handling at all times. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system has been tailored to the specific wheel loads from this model.
The brakes, the MINI E comes with a newly developed bomb lack of electrical pressure. Its electric power steering (EPS) is the same used in mass production of miniature. Both brake and steering assistance react to driving conditions and thus very efficient. In fact, only electricity to operate air-conditioning compressor, if desired or necessary.
Design: MINI undoubtedly new.
At first glance, the MINI E is clearly a repetition of the brand. But its design, which is the basis for zero-emissions two-seater, has been equipped with a series of visual clues that lead to a revolutionary drive concept. All the units produced for the pilot project will have the painting itself and the serial number on the front fender.
MINI E sports the body is an exclusive combination of metallic Dark Silver on all panels but the roof, which is coated with pure silver. What distinguishes a zero-emissions MINI is a specially designed logo in yellow exchange, representing a plug-style “E” with a silver background. This has been applied to the roof, in smaller dimensions to the front and back to the port of loading, setting panel, and – combined with the MINI logo – to the door jamb, in slightly modified form. Color edge of the roof, mirror housing, the interior styling cues and seat seams will match the logo yellow tone as well.
In addition, key indicators and battery level indicator behind the wheel of the MINI E, which replaces the Mini rev counter, feature yellow letters on the background of dark gray. Battery level is displayed in percentage figures. Center includes LED indicators that show that the power consumption in red and green energy recovery.
MINI E customers will be part of a pioneering mission.
500 units, limited production MINI E series will be produced at the end of 2008. Thus, this project will reach the order of magnitude that clearly exceeds the size of the current series of tests comparable. Putting the MINI E on the road every day will be a pioneering achievement for pilots and engineers who first zero-emissions MINI will contribute as a team.
MINI E customers will join the BMW Group experts to assist in the evaluation of scientific projects. MINI E engineers as high importance to keep in touch with the regular controller, because it will help them analyze driver behavior, vehicle characteristics and to obtain the most accurate and realistic picture requires a vehicle with a pure electric cars in the use of select areas.
Special charging station and full service for every MINI E.
The cars will change hands based on a contract extension with an option year. Monthly rent payment will include the required technical service including all necessary maintenance and replacement of wear parts. At the end of the contract, which includes all the project cars will be returned to the fleet of BMW Group engineering, where they will be subject to comparative tests.
Lithium-ion MINI E can be filled with a mounting box provided to MINI customers. Only locked garages or similar buildings will qualify as Homebase and power for the MINI E.
Maintenance by qualified specialists.
High voltage electric drive technology requires that maintenance work will be performed by qualified personnel using special tools that are not included in the standard toolbox mini ministry partners’. In this view, a basic service will be established at both beaches, which consists of a special service engineers are trained to perform maintenance and repair of electrical components MINI E. Should the unit damage, these experts will provide professional support to the client’s local MINI dealer or the special basic service equipped workshop. Technical inspection will occur after 3000 miles (5000 kilometers below) and at least after six months.
Production in Oxford and Munich.
MINI E has gone through major phases of product development for mass-produced vehicles and passed the tests in road accidents. Examining aspects of passenger protection were the impact of the collision other than the force on the lithium-ion battery and finding a place that is not dangerous for him in the car. MINI E the energy storage unit emerged completely safe from all accidents tests mandated by U.S. standards, which is very high.
Production of the approximately 500 vehicles will be held in Oxford, the company and Munich sites and is scheduled for completion in late 2008. MINI plant in the UK will be responsible for manufacturing the entire vehicle, with the exception of the components of the drive and lithium-ion battery, with models in a series of roll marking their assembly line at the same time. The units will be transferred to a specially equipped manufacturing complex situated on BMW plant in the campus electric motor, battery units, electronics and transmission will be integrated results.
* Doors: 3
* Seats: 2
* Length: 3.714 mm (146.2 “)
* Width: 1683 mm (66.3 “)
* Height: 1407 mm (55.4 “)
* Wheelbase: 2467 mm (97.1 “)
forward or: 1453 mm (57.2 “)
or later: 1461 mm (57.5 “)
* Change the circle: 10.7 m (35.1 ft)
* Curb weight: 1465 kg (3230 pounds)
* Payload: 195 kg (430 lbs)
* Gross Vehicle Weight: 1660 kg (3656 pounds)
* Cargo space (DIN): 60 l
o Type: Electric Motor
or types of motor: Asynchronous motor
O Output: 204 hp (150 kW)
or torque: 220 Nm (from idle)
Ø Max. RPM (cut): 12,500 rpm
Battery capacity o: 35kWh, approx. 28kWh used
O Battery weight: 260 kg (573 lbs)
+ 23.6 h @ 110 V/12 A (1.3 kW)
+ 4.4h @ 240 V/32 A (7.0 kW)
+ 2.9h @ 240V/48 A (10.6 kW)
or design of the battery: 53 cells connected in parallel to form a unit, 2 units connected in series is a module, 48 modules connected in series is the battery, individual cells of the total 5088
cooling of the battery or: air cooling through the temperature, load and speed sensitive fans
or battery locations: expanding the back of the heel plate, replace rear seat
or beak: short bursts of up to 900A
* Materials rolling
Front suspension or wheels: one set of spring axle, McPherson struts with anti-dive control
or the rear wheel suspension: Longitudinal link with the control arm mounted on the center, the axis z
or Front brakes: ventilated disc brakes, Diameter: 294 mm (11.6 “)
or rear brake: Disc, Diameter: 259 mm (10.2 “)
or Road stability systems: DSC adapted to modified curb weight and wheel load (always) under the control of the recovery friction through DSC, ELUP (lack of pressure electronic pump) brake increases
or Steering: Rack and pinion with electronic power steering (EPS)
or the total transmission ratio address: 14.1:1
o Type of transmission: one stage helical gearbox derived from the Cooper S helical gearbox
or the distribution of axle load
+ Front: 750 kg (1651 pounds)
And rear: 715 kg (1575 pounds)
or tires: all season Runflat 16 ”
* Performance Rating
or Power-to-weight (DIN): 9.76 kg / kW
or Acceleration 0-100 km / h (0-62 mph): 8.5 s
o Maximum speed: 152 km / h (95 mph)
Range or FTP (72): 240 km (150 miles)
FTP or consumption (72): 0.12kWh/km (0.19 kWh / ml)
O emissions of CO2: 0 g / km