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Loveday gives the S the overall advantage. That also is worth considering along with a Mini E review at GreenCarReports.com. There, John Voelcker says of the E: "rarely have we been in a car less ready for primetime." Ouch. Read Voelcker's full review as well as the head to head.
Bottomline: We'll stick with the S for now. While the E is a prototype only, there is not real reason to get too excited about the first version.