MINI CooperMINI Cooper ClubmanMINI Cooper S

800.533.2210
M-Th 8am-7pm (Fri 6pm) Eastern
800.533.2210 M-Th 8am-7pm (Fri 6pm) Eastern
800.533.2210
M-Th 8am-7pm (Fri 6pm) Eastern 123
Thousands of parts in stock! Fast Delivery Best Price Guarantee Quality & Service About Us
Atlantic British Ships Fast!

All The MINI Parts You Need - In Stock!

Why wait longer than you need to for your MINI parts or accessories? Atlantic British has thousands of parts in stock and ready for delivery as soon as you place your order. From oil filters and wiper blades to steering and engine parts, all the items you need to repair and upgrade your MINI are in stock. We don't take your order and then order our inventory - the MINI parts and accessories you see in our online catalog are currently in our warehouse, ready to ship directly to you.

More info

Fast Delivery

We ship same-day on orders placed before 12:00pm eastern time, Monday - Friday (excluding holidays) from both our East and West Coast Warehouses.

We ensure timely processing of your order, quick delivery times and very competitive shipping rates from UPS, FedEx and the US Postal Service

More info

Our Guarantee On Low Prices!

Atlantic British strives to bring you the BEST QUALITY parts at the BEST PRICE!

Show us a better retail price on the same brand part/item and style advertised on any other website or catalog and...

We'll match it!

Plus, we'll even take an additional 5% Off the matched price

More info
Store Policies

Quality & Service

Your satisfaction is our number 1 goal. It has been since Atlantic British started back in 1970. Whether you are a new customer looking for information about your MINI and which parts you need, or you are someone that has been relying on Atlantic British for years, we want you to be happy with both the parts and service you receive from us.

We appreciate your business.

AB New Warehouse Message

MINI Hydrogen Hybrid – Is This For Real?

Back to Main Page
Posted On: Apr 13, 2010 By: Category: MINI Cooper News

Could “The Holy Grail of Hybrids” be coming soon inside a MINI? Parent company BMW has been testing them for years and with emissions-free zones coming soon throughout Europe, the timing might be right…

Hydrogen Fuel

As I’m sure you remember from your high school chemistry class, Hydrogen is the single most abundant element there is. None of this bothersome fossil fuel nonsense; it’s everywhere, it’s powerful (think H-bomb), and it produces zero emissions. Hydrogen is the Holy Grail of hybrids and it’s been tested in BMW 7-Series cars for years. Rumor is that actress Hilary Swank is tooling around Southern California in one.

Hillary Swank

The system uses a small, 5-kilowatt hydrogen fuel cell supplied by a tank of compressed hydrogen to power an 82-watt electric motor that drives the rear wheels. Something called a supercapacitor – which can quickly store and release power at very high voltages – acts as a buffer between the fuel cell and the high loads. If you blow this engine, you blow up your block!

BMW is attempting to stay ahead of the curve on zero-emissions power sources to gain entry into emissions-free zones coming soon to your favorite European cities. If you enter the zone with an emissions-sputtering vehicle, you will be shot! Ooops, I mean, taxed. Very heavily.

Obviously, car makers see this as an attractive market, so they’re all clamoring around in lab coats to see which hybrid makes the most sense. But even though it’s so abundant, it takes a lot of energy to capture and store it, and right now there are not a lot of folks lining up to agree to store a high pressure fuel source under high pressure. Nor are there many out there willing and able to make hydrogen fuel pumps. And so it goes…

Still, a zero-emissions hydrogen powered MINI does sound intriguing, doesn’t it?

SIGN UP for the Latest Deals on MINI Parts & MINI News!

800-533-2210
    Atlantic British Ltd.
  • M-Th 8am-7pm (Fri 6pm) Eastern
  • East Coast - Map
  • 6 Enterprise Avenue
  • Clifton Park, NY 12065 - USA


    British Pacific
  • NEW Location Opening 11/20/17!
  • M-F 8:30am-5:30pm Pacific
  • West Coast - Map
  • 4109 Guardian Street
  • Simi Valley, CA 93063 - USA

Please wait while we calculate your shipping cost.....

Parts Question?