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Where the regular Mini Cooper has a large tachometer (the gauge that shows engine rpm) the Mini E has a battery-level gauge behind the steering wheel instead. Battery charge is shown as a percentage.

An LED display within the gauge can show moment-by-moment energy usage in red and during braking or coasting, energy recuperation in green. It can also show remaining miles of range.

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Last updated October 20 2008: 11:35 AM ET
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