Our good friends at Jalopnik.com got their hands on the MINI E in New York City last week.

>As long as you can get a clean start, the engineers claim you’ll be able to drop a 0-to-60 time of 8.5 seconds. Not too shabby for a vehicle with a top speed of only 95 MPH and a 156 mile capacity on the batteries. This ain’t no Tesla Roadster, but it’ll certainly give you more get up and go than you’d expect considering the heft of this ‘lectric Cooper — 3,230 lbs.

How many of you have put your name in the proverbial hat for this MINI? Let us know in the comments!