Motorists win chance to drive new BMW electric car in South Yorkshire

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Two clients from the Electric Works in Sheffield have won a competition to test drive the new BMW i3 electric car on the streets of South Yorkshire.

The pair - Daniel Bradley, of Goldfish Systems and Rich Wells, of Yoomee - won a competition run by Sytner BMW and Electric Works to put the i3 electric car through its paces for 48 hours.

Daniel, part of the Sheffield based Renegade Brass Band, is hoping to use the car for gigging and said he looks forward to making other motorists jealous when he parks in designated electric car bays.

Rich said he is looking forward to taking his daughter Sophie out in the car.

Local councils are due to be using government funding to install 16 electric rapid chargers by April 2015. Councils are currently surveying suitable sites in advance of installation.