Private drivers to get into electric Mini

BMW is looking for 20 people willing to lease a Mini E in phase two of its electric car consumer trials.

Participants must live in a triangular geographical area between Andover, Oxford and West London to qualify, and will need to find £330 per month to lease the car.

Phase one of BMW's research has been running since December 2009 and is due to end in June, but the test cars have so far been limited to companies and not private individuals.