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Christopher Bruce2012-08-02 19:34:14

Mini Builds Mini Mini to Shuttle Loads during Olympics

Mini Built three Mini Minis

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Group is official vehicle of the Olympics. It supplied over 1,000 BMW and MiniMINI (BMW)MINI (BMW)Germany, 2000 > present15 models
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cars and bicycles to be used during the Olympics and Paralympics including 200 purely electric vehicles. Today, Mini added one more electric vehicle to the to the tally. The vehicle, which Mini is calling the Mini Mini, is a small remote controlled car that will be used during the field games to return equipment to the athletes. 

The Mini Mini can carry 8kg of load for 35 minutes. That means that it can carry one hammer, discus or shot at a time or two javelins. It is operated by a convectional radio control unit and can be recharged in 80 minutes. Mini has built three of them so they can constantly be in service. 

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in 1/4 scale. It weighs just 25kg. Equipment is placed into the car by removing the sunroof panel. It also has disc brakes and tires that provide traction on grass. It is 1.1m long, .5m wide and .4m high. 

“The MINI team was thrilled to be given this challenge to develop a vehicle with such an important and high profile role during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. I know that everybody was inspired by the challenge and the knowledge that these models will be seen in action by millions of people around the world," said Dr. Jürgen Hedrich, Managing Director of MINI Plant Oxford.

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