minietrial.jpgThe MINI people have announced their 100% electric, zero-emissions car, and a New York field trial program to go along with it. They're looking for 500 people in the area who want to be "motoring pioneers" -- sounds pretty exciting, right? Wrong. While the prospect of electric cars hitting the streets is exciting, one look at the laborious application and FAQ section and you'll quickly learn that the trial will cost you no less than $850 a month. That's just for the car. On top of that, you'll have to get yourself a garage and update the electrical wiring in your home. By the end of the year, you'll be broke, but the company declares that "as motoring pioneers, you'll proudly go down in MINI history as a widely respected group who helped pave the road to the future for us all." They will then take your MINI away. If you decide you want to take part anyway, be sure to read the fine print before signing up.