HI - I'm Got Plug? I'm a Mini E. That's an electric car being field tested by Mini. I have a few hundred siblings in the United States. We mostly reside on the left and right coasts where brave volunteers are pioneering with us. The volunteers are, for the most part, humans. You know; feet instead of tires, eyes instead of headlamps, pretty weird but they seem likable enough.

So, I am going to try to keep you interested with a diary of my activities here in the USA. I come from Germany which, of course, means I am very smart, good looking, fast, and thrifty.

Me on the MINI E E*Tour

Me on the MINI E E*Tour
All tucked in for the night

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

GOT PLUG? Chapter 6 MINI E E*Tour Post 8

2009.10.22 - Woodstock Reunion - Thanks to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

“We are stardust, we are golden,

We are billion year old carbon,

And we got to get ourselves back to the garden!”

What a great run this afternoon. Don had a back-up charger location at Truckstops of America in Maybrook NY, but it was a nice warm day and we had a solid 100% charge from the Miller’s, so we decided to go for it. Two hours later I exited Rte. 17 with 4 miles remaining as I passed a sign that said Bethel Woods, 10 miles ahead. Oops.

I was getting pretty tired, and hoped Don realize the obvious, and slow down . Lucky for us somehow he got the message and we dropped to 40 mph. Then topography took over and saved the day on Rte. 17B. I was re-gening full bore down hills and creeping back up. I arrived at the venue with 14 miles to spare! I received a fine reception and enjoyed a 50 amp charge.

Don got me a great photo op and a nice newspaper article in the River Reporter available at: http://riverreporter.com/issues/09-10-29/news-minie.html .

There was a very cool tour of the Woodstock grounds, Museum, and performance areas for Don to enjoy while I rested and charged up. Although I was not part of it, I could see from my charging station Bethel Wood’s incredible solar lighting successes.


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