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    Default First Pictures of the Electric MINI

    Some photos of the car out testing.

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    Will be interesting to see what the E will actually look like because they will have to modify the mini to be more streamlined. Be interesting to see the wheel designs as well because they will need to be a fair bit narrower than the standard wheels to get the range they are aiming for

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    Surely you would be better starting from scratch, rather than modifying an ICE car?

    You don't need the same radiator, therefore less frontal area etc. Also battery packaging and placement


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    Mark Johnston
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    To make a proper electric car it needs to be designed from the chassis up. Throwing a load of batteries in the boot will never work.

    I think the final design will need to be pretty close to the concept like the smoothed arches and smoothed bonnet. Just to cut down on the noise. Obviously the F cars are a good bit quieter on the inside than the Rs but they aren't silent

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    I'm interested to hear what it will sound like. Until we got our ev never really noticed that they can make different noises but our Zoe makes a totally different noise to the leafs, phev or teslas

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