Metro read Nicola Ahmed has received a new Mitsubishi i-MiEV, having won the car in a competition with the Metro newspaper. The zero emissions car was handed over by Manchester Mitsubishi, the North West's approved Mitsubishi EV dealer.
Nicola, 22 from Cheshire, entered the online competition which ran from May to September 2011. Readers were required to complete an on-line calculator on the Metro website which showed how the Mitsubishi i-MiEV could save money based on annual mileage.
Readers could also visit their local Mitsubishi EV centre to test drive the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and see how the car would fit into their lifestyle.
One person who tested the Mitsubishi i-MiEV was Chloe Singer, she said: "I'm totally committed to protecting the environment in any way I can. Drive around London for a day and you'll see why: we can't go on pumping filthy emissions into the air the way we do. Some days the smog is horrendous.
"But just because I'm driving a car that's carbon neutral, doesn't mean I want one without any personality. I want a car I can project a bit of myself onto: something that really stands out from the crowd without looking cheap or gimmicky. What I particularly loved about the i-MiEV – all the money-saving and environmental benefits aside - is the loads of different ways you can spec it to reflect your personality."
Nicola, said: "I am so excited to be winning the Mitsubishi i-MiEV. My sister recommended this competition to me as she knows exactly how much in need I am of a new reliable car. I currently spend over £40 pounds per week on fuel at the petrol and have spent well over a £1,000 within the past year fixing parts just to get it through the MOT.
"I couldn't believe it when I received the phone call - I've never won anything before and I couldn't contain my excitement! I am looking forward to driving the Mitsubishi i-MiEV as I think electric cars are an amazing idea. They’re not only great for the environment, but I will enjoy knowing that I no longer have to stop at a petrol station - the less pollution the better! Thank you so much to the Metro and Mitsubishi Motors for giving me this amazing prize. I couldn't be happier."
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