The all-electric 1966 classic Mini

We’d like to introduce you to an absolutely immaculate first-generation original Mini, built by Dunedin man Michael Laba and powered purely by electricity..That’s right, it’s a pure electric vehicle. The 850cc four-cylinder petrol engine is long gone, replaced by a DC electric motor and some 100 amp-hour lithium-ion batteries.

Laba first converted the Mini to electric power back in 1998, putting him somewhat ahead of the curve for adoption of electric vehicles as a daily driver.

Stuff has the original story here.

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