Everton striker Wayne Rooney has returned his BMW i8 hybrid supercar to his local dealer and asked them to sell it on his behalf as he is not allowed to drive for two years after being caught at nearly three times over the legal alcohol limit.
The silver BMW i8 is listed on Auto Trader for £64,995 and has only run less than 8,000 miles after being bought new in 2015.
“It’s refreshing to see a footballer driving a hybrid, rather than a Chelsea tractor or gas-guzzling supercar, and even more so to see a footballer’s car in a sober colour,” said Auto Trader’s editorial director, Erin Baker.
“The trend with more premiership stars plugging-in also reflects the wider UK car market.
“On Auto Trader’s marketplace in December searches for electric vehicles increased by 56 percent year-on-year – with hybrid vehicles also showing a substantial 50 percent rise from buyers exploring newer fuel types.”