Sunday, September 2, 2012

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

As the holiday is upon us, we rolled past the 15,000 mile mark today. Counting the miles from our MINI E, I've now driven 65,000 pure electric miles over the past 3 years. What a great feeling!

When I think back to when we first got the MINI E and those initial worries about range, will this work for our family, etc, I chuckle. Instead the excitement and fun factor are the things that come to mind. It's the pure burst of power off the line, the instant passing power and acceleration you feel when entering the freeway and the quietness after a busy day at work.

Sure, driving electric has all sorts of environmental benefits and cost savings. Do I like only spending $3.00 to drive 100 miles on average, absolutely, but don't forget the fun factor when spreading the word among your gasser friends. I sometimes get caught up in all the numbers instead of reminding folks, the ActiveE is a blast to drive and by the way, you'll save money on your fuel and maintenance costs.

Here's to many more fun filled gas free miles!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!


  1. Congrats Todd! Seems we've been through this before, no? New car, new program and it's still me looking over my shoulder and your the one chasing me! Jack Brown might give you a run for the money this time.

    I've managed to rack up all the miles because my wife hasn't driven the car much at all since I had the drivetrain malfunction warnings a lot and she didn't want to get stuck. Now that it seems fixed (I haven't had a warning of any kind in a while) I think she's going to start commandeering the car in the winter and I'll drive the 4wd. I suspect you'll have a good chance to get close by spring so keep it up and you never know!

    1. Hi Tom,

      I don't know if I'll ever catch you but I'm sure having fun trying, lol.

      I haven't seen an error message of late either.


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