We've reported on the planned electric Mini before. Now one has cropped up uncamouflaged, wearing only "HYBRID: Erprobungsfahrzeug" stickers, which obviously means "no exhaust pipe." Or something like that. You can see the lower rear valance has a blanking cover over the cutout that would normally frame chromed exhaust tips, indicating there's no noxious output to contend with. Supposedly 500 of these electric Minis are going to be offered to California residents, and this tester is further evidence that the project is still in full swing โ€” unlike certain other electric vehicle ventures we can think of. [WCF]