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BMW Adds ‘Mini’ MINI to London Olympic Games Lineup


As the Official Automotive Partner to the 2012 London Olympic Games, the BMW Group has contributed an entire fleet of low-emissions vehicles to shuttle around athletes and officials within Olympic Park and the surrounding Games sites.

Joining the 160 BMW 1 Series ActiveE models and 40 MINI E models is an electric radio-controlled ‘mini’ MINI, being used on the field of play in the Olympic Stadium. That’s right, a miniature MINI car is shuttling around javelins, discuses, hammers, and shots back from the field to the throwing area.

Game Makers have been trained to control these mini MINIs, and a trio of them have been unleashed onto the Olympic Games to help keep things moving along in a timely fashion. The radio-controlled cars are about a quarter of the size of a real MINI and can carry the athletic equipment inside through the adapted sunroof.

Each of the three mini MINIs will travel around 20,000 feet per day in four-hour shifts, across nine days of Olympic and nine days of Paralympic competition. They can carry a load up to 17.5 lbs and is powered by batteries that sustain 35 minutes of continuous use and can be fully recharged in just 80 minutes.

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Not exactly a timely article ... the Olympics ended four days ago

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