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Mini Me (er, Mini Mine!)

  OK, as I indicated earlier, the BMW Electronaut wishes went away while I was “walking” w/o vehicle (returned lease and began waiting for release of Active-E; decided NOt to wait THAT long). Went back to Mini and, making a long story short (interesting, and L O N G), wound up with this cute little bugger! So, we’re now a two Mini family! (as opposed to a too many family!!). Continue reading

May 9, 2012 Posted by | Baby Boomers, BMW, Education-related, Mini, Mini Cooper, Technology | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BMW Electro-NOT!

OK, I intended to wait for notification from BMW to secure a position on their list of Active-E driver hopefuls. I’ve been “walking” (no vehicle) since mid-December and I’ve walked enough already! Gotta’ get my ride on!

 So, it’s the not-so-Mini Countryman 4 door. Nice ride! And, while we’re at it, we added the Mini Connected technology package. “What’s that?”, you ask. It’s complicated to explain, so here’s a link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zvp7D5KGtE

Sorry Active-E. Patience is not one of my virtues.

We’ll be learning the Mini Connected nuances and writing about them here from time to time so c’mon back, y’all!

January 16, 2012 Posted by | Baby Boomers, BMW, Electronaut, Mini, Mini Cooper, Technology | Leave a comment

Me? A BMW Electronaut?!

Just might happen! BMW is releasing 700 all-electric, all-BMW vehicles (ActiveE) for two-year “field tests” – I want to be one of the lucky field testing electronauts! IF that does occur, you can read about it here or on my web site (www.richardokeeffe.com) or friend me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter as I CHARGE around Northern California passing every gas station along the way with a grin from ear to ear! Will it happen? Will I make it to the team? I’ll keep you informed! Wish me luck!!

oh, and drive safe!

November 15, 2011 Posted by | ActiveE, BMW, Education-related, Electronaut | Leave a comment