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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,Innovation,London,News,Olympics | 4 Comments
In addition to providing a fleet of green BMW hybrids  and electric MINI Coopers for the 2012 London Olympic Games , BMW  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.
The electric  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 . The remote-controlled MINIs aren’t just a small toy version of the MINI Cooper , 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  way to the Olympics running smoothly.
+ BMW 
via Green Car Reports 
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