Is BMW working on a PHEV Mini?

by Thomas Beutel

Looks like the Volt will be getting some interesting competition. The Register is reporting that an electric Mini test vehicle has been spotted driving around Munich, based on reports in Car Magazine. Car says:

“…the miserly mini that will help BMW meet tough new American regulations requiring car makers selling vehicles in California also to offer zero-emission vehicles by 2012.”

Hmm, 4 years away. And I wonder what the price will be.