BMW Group accelerates CO2 rebate and focuses consistently on a round economy with a Neue Klasse

  • Zipse: “We are committed to a pure march to grasp a 1.5
    grade target”
  • 50% rebate in tellurian CO2 use-phase emissions by 2030
  • Over 40% rebate in CO2 emissions during life cycle
  • Ten million all-electric vehicles within 10 years
  • Secondary first: Up to 50% use of delegate element designed –
    initiatives to rise a marketplace are required
  • Cooperation with BASF and ALBA on cosmetic recycling
  • Resource nonesuch and amicable responsibility: BMW Group focussed on
    round economy for tolerable materials
  • RE:BMW – round economy during a IAA Mobility in Munich



Munich. The BMW Group is augmenting a gait of its
efforts to quarrel meridian change. Looking forward to a introduction of
a Neue Klasse, a association is serve strengthening a self-defined
objectives, announced in summer final year, to significantly
reduce CO2 emissions, while also committing itself
to a pure march that supports a 1.5 grade target
for a rebate of tellurian warming. The Neue Klasse will
also see a BMW Group hugely boost a use of secondary
with a organisation concentration on a beliefs of the
circular economy, while also compelling better
horizon conditions for substantiating a marketplace for delegate materials.


To grasp a serve reduction in CO2 emissions, the
concentration is on a utilisation proviso of vehicles, which
comment for 70% of a BMW Group’s CO2 footprint. By
, a CO2 emissions per automobile and kilometre driven will
be at slightest halved from 2019 levels. The commitment
of all manufacturers when it comes to combatting meridian change can
best be compared when looking during a entire life
of a vehicle, including prolongation and upstream supply
chain. Here, a BMW Group is formulation a reduction of CO2
glimmer per automobile of during slightest 40%.


“How companies are traffic with CO2 emissions has turn a major
cause when it comes to judging corporate action. The wilful factor
in a quarrel opposite tellurian warming is how strongly we can urge the
CO footprint of vehicles over their whole life span. This is why
we are environment ourselves pure and desirous goals for the
estimable rebate of CO2 emissions; these are certified by the
Science Based Targets Initiative and will broach an effective and
quantifiable contribution,” pronounced Oliver
Zipse, Chairman of a Board of Management of BMW AG,
in Munich on Thursday. “With a Neue Klasse we are significantly
heightening a joining and also committing ourselves to a clear
march for achieving a 1.5 grade target.”


The BMW Group is a initial German carmaker to join the
Business Ambition for 1.5°C of a Science
Based Targets Initiative
and is committed to a idea of
full meridian neutrality over a whole value-added sequence by 2050 at
a latest. This means that a association is also partial of the
international Race to Zero Initiative. The company
is assured that this can be achieved regulating innovation, rather than
any altogether anathema on particular technologies.


The many absolute motorist on this trail to meridian neutrality is
electric mobility, with a BMW Group’s Neue Klasse set to provide
poignant serve movement to a market. During a subsequent 10 years
or so, a association will be putting around ten million
all-electric vehicles on a road
. As early as
2030, during slightest half of tellurian BMW Group sales will
be all-electric vehicles, with a MINI
brand charity exclusively all-electric
from 2030.


The BMW Group continues to approve with a stringent
of a Science Based Targets Initiative, when it
comes to measuring a rebate of worldwide CO2 emissions of the
company’s vehicles while they are being driven on a roads. For
example, emissions from a prolongation of fuel or electricity are
enclosed in a calculation and expenditure is formed on a WLTP cycle
and 10 percent. With a stream product and electrification
strategy, a association is on lane to accommodate a EU swift aim for 2030.


Beyond immature electricity: Stronger concentration on use of resources
in destiny


BMW Group is pure that simply augmenting a series of electric
vehicles on a highway does not automatically lead to climate-friendly
mobility. The association understands that it is also essential to reduce
a use of primary element and a compared environmentally harmful
exploitation of resources and their often
CO2-intensive estimate – generally when it comes to car
manufacturing, one of a many resource-intensive industries.


“2017 was a initial time a world’s race consumed some-more than
100 billion tons of resources within a singular year – a trend that we
in a automotive attention contingency also counteract,” Zipse
demanded. “This is a vital issue, concerning not only
ecological though also mercantile sustainability; a stream development
of commodity prices demonstrates a impact an attention that is
contingent on singular resources contingency expect.”


With a series of battery-powered vehicles growing, there is
increasing direct for many line such as cobalt,
nickel and aluminium
, that are compulsory for a vehicles’
high-voltage batteries. However there is good intensity for a reuse
of materials in a clarity of a round economy and together with
dilettante partners, a BMW Group has already demonstrated that it’s
technological presumably to grasp a recycling potency of over 90 percent.


The volume of secondary nickel used for the
high-voltage battery in a BMW iX is already as high
as 50 percent, with a battery housing containing adult to 30 percent
secondary aluminium. The BMW Group aims to improve
these total even serve for destiny product generations.


In further to a increasingly shock accessibility of primary
materials and ensuing commodity cost increases, there are many
sustainability reasons to use some-more secondary
materials and pierce towards a round economy.


The supply of delegate materials is
considerably less
CO2-intensive than is a box with primary materials
and can significantly urge a CO2 footprint, generally within the
supply chain. In a box of delegate aluminium, a CO2 saving
compared with primary element constitutes a cause of approximately 4
to 6, while steel and thermoplastics distortion between around 2 and 5.


The descent of resources for primary materials – particularly
by mining – has a poignant impact on a basic
regenerative ability of ecosystems. This impact
can be severely reduced by augmenting a use of delegate materials.


The mining and trade of conflict materials carries
a probable risk of compared infringements of environmental and
amicable standards. The BMW Group has determined countless measures to
negate this risk, including membership of a Responsible Minerals
Initiative. However, a many fit plan for avoiding risks is
to minimise a mining of such primary materials.


Secondary First’: Crucial automobile materials with high
delegate calm


As partial of a holistic proceed to sustainability, a BMW Group
aims to boost significantly a commission of delegate materials
in a vehicles. On average, stream vehicles are finished using
roughly 30 percent recycled and reusable materials.
With a
Secondary First’ approach, BMW Group skeleton to
successively lift this figure to 50 percent.


Of march it’s essential that a quality, reserve and trustworthiness of
a materials approve with a same high standards as those existing
for primary materials – and so it’s essential that a market
accessibility of such high-quality materials increases considerably. In
sequence to grasp this, cross-industry approaches and political
initiatives are necessary.


Based on a 4 beliefs Re:think, Re:duce, Re:use,
the BMW Group is boosting a activities in the
margin of round economy, an area where it’s carrying out pioneering
work. For instance, automobile prolongation now involves a increased
subdivision and recycling of essential element groups, so these can be
reused by a attention within a horizon of ‘closed loops’.


Cooperation with BASF and a ALBA Group


Within a supply sequence and depending on marketplace availability,
delegate materials are increasingly being used in BMW Group vehicles.
Moreover, together with a partners, a association is providing
critical procedure when it comes to building delegate materials. One
instance is a company’s commander plan with BASF and
a ALBA Group for a increasing recycling of
plastics used in cars.


The aim of a plan is to revoke a use of primary plastics by
means of a extensive recycling system. To this
end, a ALBA Group analyses end-of-life BMW Group vehicles to
settle either a car-to-car reuse of a cosmetic is possible. In a
second step, BASF assesses either chemical recycling
of a pre-sorted rubbish can be used in sequence to obtain pyrolysis oil.
This can be afterwards used as a basement for new products finished of plastic. In
a future, a new doorway trim or other components could be manufactured
from a used instrument panel, for example.


Closed loop rather than downcycling: ‘Circular Design’ as the
basement of a round economy


In sequence to grasp higher recycling rates and
while also guaranteeing a high peculiarity of secondary
, a materials contingency be extracted in their purest
form as early as presumably during a recycling
. For example, a onboard wiring systems contingency be easy
to remove, in sequence to equivocate blending steel with copper from a cable
harnesses in a vehicles. If this blending does take place, the
delegate steel loses a essential element properties and therefore
no longer meets a high reserve mandate of the
automotive industry. To support this early and easy descent of
materials, a interior of a automobile contingency increasingly be finished of
monomaterials, so that during a finish of a car’s
lifecycle, as many as probable can be eliminated behind into a usable
element cycle. Basically, shortening a series of materials can help
to urge a peculiarity of recycled materials. Currently, vehicles
include of about 8,000 to 10,000 opposite materials.


To grasp this, a BMW Group is now focusing on a ‘Circular
concept, that is designed to pledge the
economical dismantling ability of vehicles. It is
essential that disassembly of a automobile and a individual
components is quick and cost-efficient to safeguard that prices of
secondary materials are competitive. It all starts
with a construction of a vehicle, that contingency be
finished in such a approach that allows materials to be private during a finish of
a vehicle’s use life but opposite forms of element being
churned with any other. 


RE:BMW during a IAA Mobility – a idealist opinion on circular


The BMW Group is putting round economy during a centre of its
participation during a IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich, where a association will
offer a idealist opinion on a potentials of a round economy and
tolerable mobility. The BMW i Vision Circular
embodies a company’s desirous explain to be a many sustainable
manufacturer for particular reward mobility.


This idealist vehicle, designed according to a 4 beliefs of
a round economy Re:think, Re:duce, Re:use, Re:cycle, shows how
individual, tolerable and lush civic mobility could demeanour in
2040. The BMW i Vision Circular is finished from 100 percent
delegate materials or renewable tender materials, and is 100 percent recyclable.


This automobile demonstrates that meridian insurance and particular mobility
do not indispensably protest any other. On a contrary, it shows
that regulating new technologies and innovation, a BMW Group can fulfill
a planet’s mandate for larger sustainability but customers
carrying to abandon particular mobility.



In box of queries greatfully impute to:


Corporate Commmunications


Max-Morten Borgmann, Communications Corporate

Telephone: +49 89 382-24118, Max-Morte[email protected]


Kai Zöbelein, Communications Sustainability

Telephone: +49 89 382-21170, [email protected]


Eckhard Wannieck, Head of Communications Corporate, Finance, Sales

Telephone: +49 89 382-24544, [email protected]


Bernd Eckstein, Head of Communications Purchasing, Supplier Network, Sustainability

Telephone: +49 89 382-59490, [email protected]



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The BMW Group

With a 4 brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, a BMW
Group is a world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides reward financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group prolongation network comprises 31 prolongation and assembly
comforts in 15 countries; a association has a tellurian sales network in
some-more than 140 countries.

In 2020, a BMW Group sole over 2.3 million newcomer vehicles and
some-more than 169,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation in the
financial year 2020 was € 5.222 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 98.990 billion. As of 31 Dec 2020, a BMW Group had a
workforce of 120,726 employees.

The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association set a march for the
destiny during an early theatre and consistently creates sustainability and
fit apparatus government executive to a vital direction, from
a supply sequence by prolongation to a finish of a use proviso of all products.