You know those high-voltage cables that are supposed to re-charge the MINI E? Well... there's a problem...
It's the first of the new breed of electric cars to hit the streets from a major automaker, and 300 of its drivers may be in for a maxi-disappointment.
Evidently, there has been a glitch in the distribution of those high-voltage charging cables, so about 300 of the 450 customers who have taken a one-year lease on the Mini E may only be able to recharge them with a standard household 110-volt wall-socket cord.
This is a problem, because this means the cars will have to stay plugged in for 23 hours to get a full charge, says Mini spokeswoman Nathalie Bauters. The high-voltage cables, which charge the batteries fully in four hours, won't be available until some time in July.
"This will only be for a few weeks," she said.
OK. Fine. We'll... wait.
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