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MINI Provides Tiny Remote-Controlled MINI Coopers for the Olympic Games

Posted By Marc Carter On August 3, 2012 @ 4:54 pm In automotive,Electric Cars,Green Transportation,London,News,Olympics | 4 Comments

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In addition to providing a fleet of green BMW hybrids [1] and electric MINI Coopers for the 2012 London Olympic Games [2], BMW [3] has also created a fleet of remote-controlled MINI Coopers for the games. Unlike the BMW 3 and 5 Series models that are being supplied to transport the athletes at the games, the small remote-controlled MINI Coopers are being deployed specifically to assist with clearing the field during Olympic events.

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The electric [4] remote-control MINI Coopers are 1/4-scale sized Cooper hatchbacks that are being used to pick up javelins, discuses and hammers at the field events [2]. The remote-controlled MINIs aren’t just a small toy version of the MINI Cooper [5], they have been designed to carry up to 18 pounds, which is about the weight of a hammer or two javelins. The remote-controlled cars can run up and down the field for 35 minutes before they need to be recharged, which takes about 80 minutes.

The MINI Cooper remote-controlled cars may be an ingenious marketing ploy, but they do serve as an efficient and clean [6] way to the Olympics running smoothly.

+ BMW [3]

via Green Car Reports [7]


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[1] green BMW hybrids: http://inhabitat.com/london-2012-olympic-games-serviced-by-green-vehicle-fleet/

[2] 2012 London Olympic Games: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=london+olympic+games

[3] BMW: http://www.bmwusa.com

[4] electric: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=electric+cars

[5] MINI Cooper: http://www.minusa.com

[6] clean: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=zero-emissions

[7] Green Car Reports: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1078208_electric-mini-minis-help-out-at-london-olympic-games

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