Whoa, what’s this? Looks like MINI is testing their own battery-powered MINI out in Munich.

>It’s understood that BMW boss Norbert Reithofer will unveil the battery Mini at the 2008 Los Angeles motor show in November – the perfect location for the car’s public debut.

Hybrid technologies has been building an electric MINI for quite some time. Pricing for that car starts just north of US$50,000. Let’s hope BMW and MINI can bring this one to driveways for quite a bit less. This also jives with our production update posted in July.

[ Mini goes electric! Spy photos of battery-powered Mini ]

Also worth noting are the blacked out headlights first seen on the One Millionth MINI. We’ve heard several rumors that these may be showing up later in the life-cycle of the current generation and this could be the first evidence of this. Could this be one of the many small exterior changes we’ll see in the mid-cycle refresh next year?