For long time I’ve had an interest in electric vehicles. With zero driving emissions, electric vehicles are going to help the environment – in that the benefits are clear – but what is it like to actually own and drive one. BMW loaned me an i3 for a couple of months as part of a promotional campaign, allowing me to get a full feel for what electric vehicle ownership is like. I headed out on a couple of photoshoot road trips: firstly around the local autumnal wooded lanes of Leicester, next a day driving the winding roads of The Peak District, and finally to The Lake District to tackle some mountain passes. The EV really lived up to my expectations, with instant, surprising and impressive power coupled with affordable and eco-friendly energy supply.