Parallel parking is a nightmare for a whole bunch of people, particularly for those who are just beginning to learn how to drive cars.
The driver of a Mini Cooper EV has set the world record for the highest parallel parking by an EV. It must be noted here that the record books are changing keeping in mind the EV explosion to have commenced and the future growth associated with the sector. This record particularly reminds us how everything is now becoming EV-oriented. There have been records in the past for the tightest parallel parking, but this is one of the new records involving EVs.
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Mini Cooper EV Does The Tightest Paralled Parking
The video clip has been shared by fossbytes on Instagram. It mentions that a driver from the UK breaks the Guinness World Record for the Tightest Parallel Parking in EV using a Mini Cooper EV. This incredible feat has been achieved by the stunt driver and precision driving expert, Paul Swift. The manoeuvre included reverse parking the EV into a narrow space which was merely 35 cm longer than the Mini Cooper. Looking at the visual could scare and impress you in equal measure. However, in the world of precision driving, these stunts are relatively common.
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Mini Cooper Electric
The electric version of the luxury hatchback comes with a 32.6 kWh battery that powers the electric motors to produce 184 hp and 270 Nm of peak power and torque. It comes in a 4-seat configuration. The acceleration time from 0-100 km/h in this luxury EV is a respectable 7.3 secs. However, the limited range of around 180 km on a single charge is the only negative of the Mini which has been pointed out by many reviewers. With the 50 kW DC fast charger, the battery can be replenished from 0-80% in just 36 minutes. The price of the Mini Electric in India starts at Rs 50.90 lakh, ex-showroom.
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With such records being categorised for EVs now, it becomes interesting to see how the EV wave will engulf almost every other sphere in the coming years. Let us know your thoughts about this incredulous world record and the Mini Cooper Electric.
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