April 18, 2011

Mini Cooper Powers Up From Home Solar System

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Talk about being creative. Tom Moloughney of Chester, NJ actually powers up his all-electric Mini Cooper via his residential solar system. He drives 62 miles round trip to his restaurant Nauna's Bella Casa in Montclair and figures that he saves about $5,000 a year. Moloughney, concerned about our foreign oil dependence, was allowed to participate in a BMW pilot program that included 612 Mini Es.

After he realized that the electricity he used came from coal and gas-fired power plants, as well as from nuclear sources, he came up with this solution. By the way, his license plate reads "EF-OPEC." Check out his journey via the link.

(Good job, Tom and thanks for the tip, Jason.)

Via Tom Moloughney

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at April 18, 2011 10:20 AM
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