MINI may have to come up with a sound for its all-electric MINI E, for who can hear its silent treatment of the roads, its whisper as it passes by?

‘Silence is golden', the old adage goes. If that be the case then MINI E is a jewellery case. This video showcases the new MINI E on a track, but not even the birds that often litter race tracks could hear this one coming. A somewhat worrying thought actually; what happens with the blind or other physically impaired people when they can't hear it approaching?

Under the hood is a 150 kW (204 hp) electric motor which receives power from a high-performance rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Thanks to the high-tech battery pack the Mini E can travel up to 156 miles per charge. 0-62 mph takes 8.5 seconds and the MINI's top speed is limited to 95 mph.