Naturally Coleman’s Garden Centre are keen to keep things green and environmentally friendly so when the opportunity to participate in a BMW i3 Adventure as part of the Country Garage Ballymena’s i3 Awareness and Product Placement campaign it was green for go.

So Richard Fry, Managing Director of Coleman’s Garden Centre, Templepatrick took delivery of the BMW i3 all electric vehicle at the end of May for a extended test drive period to put the BMW i3 through its paces. The challenge was simple – put the BMW i3 through a normal week at Coleman’s Garden Centre with Richard at the wheel.

“Now that’s eight of those large hanging baskets packed up ready for delivery ? Or was it 10 ? …lots of room in the back anyway “

Samantha Walker, Marketing Manager at The Country Garage, Ballymena commented: “Meeting suppliers, customer deliveries and collections and the normal daily commute to and from home – we are confident that the BMW i3 is the perfect fit for business use and Richard kindly agreed to put The BMW i3 to the test. With an enhanced 120Ah high voltage battery and an all electric range of up to 160 miles on a single charge we knew the possibilities were endless. Underneath the striking dual colour exterior lies a new approach to driving, from the lightweight construction to the latest in driver connectivity. In addition a 260 litre rear boot space can be extended for additional storage due to the foldable backrest.

We are sure Richard will enjoy the experience of being Powered by the Country Garage, Ballymena so prepare yourself for new adventures.”