20 electric test vehicle drivers wanted
1 September 2009

Twenty Mini E electric cars will take to British roads from December - with interested drivers being asked to apply for the opportunity to drive them.

Applicants must live in south-east England, have a private car parking space and pay the electricity costs plus a monthly lease charge of £330, which includes VAT, insurance and maintenance. A full charge is expected to cost between £1.50 and £4.

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This lease cost is subsidised down from £550 a month by a government-backed Technology Strategy Board.

The first 20 drivers will run the cars from this December, and a second round of applications will be taken in 2010 for a further 20 drivers.

Applications run until the end of December, and full details of the scheme and which postcode areas are eligible can be found at www.electricmini.co.uk.

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1 September 2009

£4k to drive it for a year looool

1 September 2009

Why does a cynical smile come to my face when I read 'lease cost subsidised down from £550 a month'? Who would pay £550 a month for a MINI? Was anyone in Mandy's department paying attention at that point? Nice little earner there I suspect.

1 September 2009

Dosent sound like a particularly cheap way of owning a car with those sky high lease prices.

1 September 2009

Well BMW needs to try and recoup their their losses somehow. I wouldnt pay £550 to buy one outright

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