Electric car trials show users treating them like normal cars

Trials of the new electric Mini have shown that drivers are using them in much the same way as normal cars on a daily basis, although they cannot be relied upon as an only vehicle.

The first phase of the Mini E trial has shown that the average daily drive is only marginally different to those of standard Mini Cooper and BMW 1 series drivers. The average trip distance was 8.5 miles, just under a reported national average of 8.6 miles.