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Electric ride in Germany for Straits Times contest winner

Published on Jan 25, 2014 10:30 AM

Project executive Yap Pow Look has always been interested in technology, so it was a dream come true when he won a four-day trip for two to Germany to test- drive BMW's new premium electric car.

The holiday went according to plan except for a minor glitch - the i3 vehicle almost ran out of battery power when Mr Yap and his wife got lost while driving to a park during their first visit to Munich.

"The GPS led us onto a highway and my wife was worried that we would run out of battery power, so we turned back," said Mr Yap.

They managed to make it back to the BMW World exhibition where they charged the car before continuing with their sightseeing.

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