For 6 months only, I have access to a super special car. She’e a Mini but … there is a big but … she is entirely electric. 100%.
In many ways she is an amazing bit of kit, travelling from 0 – 60 in 8 seconds and being incredibly fun to drive. She costs about £1.50 to fill up too.
She does have a few drawbacks though:
Backseats … she doesn’t have any – the space is almost entirely taken up by a ginormous battery.
Oh and the range, she should go somewhere between 100 and 150 miles, but the meter is lets just say not 100% accurate.
I have already had a ‘fun’ experience driving down the hard shoulder of the motorway with the hazard lights on as Miranda began to lose power, oh and on the same day the police had to push me a hill in Oxford.
Anyway don’t let that put you off Miranda. She is an amazing achievement and I am very lucky to have the opportunity to be part of the ‘Mini E’ trial.
If you’d like a ride and you are travelling around London or Oxford, put a request on goCarShare and I’ll see what I can do. Just as long as you don’t have too much luggage!