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Alternative vehicles are finally making an impact in the UK: and this has been emphasised by an electric car walking away with one of the most prestigious honours available. The BMW i3 electric car has been named as the UK Car of the Year 2014, while also scooping the best super-mini title. Voted for by a panel of 27 of the most respected motoring journalists in the UK, the BMW i3 was able to beat out competition such as the Audi A3, BMW 5 Series and the Citroen C4 Grand Picasso and more to take the title. According to John Challen, the managing director of the UK Car of the Year Awards, the BMW i3 has made a rapid impact in the marketplace. "Alternative vehicles have made a big impression on UK car buyers in recent years, and the i3 takes things to the next level," he said. "It might be a new direction for BMW, but the i3 successfully retains the driving characteristics f...

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