BMW Group and Hamburg announce vital partnership to yield electro-mobility options all opposite a city of Hamburg

Munich/Hamburg. The Free and Hanseatic City of
Hamburg and a BMW Group currently sealed a Memorandum of Understanding
to form a vital partnership concerning civic mobility. It aims to
enhance a Hamburg formed swift of electrified DriveNow vehicles to
around 550 by 2019. DriveNow is a car-sharing corner try between
a BMW Group and SIXT SE. Plans call for around 400 pristine electric
vehicles and about 150 plug-in hybrids. At a same time, Hamburg
intends to yield a sum of 1,150 charging points in stages by 2019
and will turn a initial city in Germany to offer a significant
series of parking spaces for car-sharing and electric vehicles.

 

“With Hamburg as a clever partner, we wish to continue expanding
a highly-attractive options for tolerable particular mobility in
a city and assistance urge environmental conditions in civic areas,”
explained Peter Schwarzenbauer, member of a Board of Management of
BMW AG, obliged for MINI, Rolls-Royce, BMW Motorrad, Customer
Engagement and Digital Business Innovation BMW Group. “DriveNow is
already a genuine success story – in Hamburg and in other cities. I
resolutely trust this is an critical step to win over even some-more users
for electrified car-sharing,” Schwarzenbauer continued.

 

“Hamburg is scheming for destiny mobility with state-of-the-art
technologies. We wish to make trade cleaner, quieter and more
efficient, thereby improving peculiarity of life in a city. To achieve
this, we are building intelligent trade systems and promoting
electro-mobility all opposite a city – for example, by expanding
charging infrastructure. This enlargement programme will emanate the
conditions indispensable to work one of a largest electrified
car-sharing fleets. This team-work with a BMW Group will play a
vital purpose in evenly expanding e-car-sharing services.
Integrated e-car-sharing, total with classical open transport
solutions, will safeguard that destiny civic newcomer ride offers
larger coherence and capacity, even during rise times,” pronounced Olaf
Scholz, First Mayor of a Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

 

Step-by-step doing will get underway in a summer of this
year to safeguard that a accessibility of electrified vehicles and
charging points rise in tandem.

 

“By a finish of this year, we will have 200 BMW i3s accessible in the
Hamburg fleet, roughly 3 times as many as a 70 we currently
have,” pronounced DriveNow Managing Director Sebastian Hofelich. “For us and
a partners, this commencement is critical to learn how and underneath what
conditions fast foundation is possible,” Hofelich continued.

 

Hamburg and a BMW Group aim for this vital partnership to
precedence electro-mobility all opposite a city on a Elbe and lower
altogether automobile emissions. At a same time, additional car-sharing
options will palliate inner-city trade by optimising automobile utilisation
and shortening a series of miles driven by particular newcomer cars.

 

The BMW Group cunning centre for civic mobility was founded during the
commencement of 2015. It aims to offer impulses and ideas, working
together with cities and internal mobility providers to develop
tolerable concepts for civic mobility and pity BMW Group
solutions for innovative and scalable choice concepts with the
wider mobility sector. Hamburg offers an instance of how cooperation
between internal authorities and private companies can lead to a active
origination of innovative and tolerable mobility concepts.

 

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The BMW Group

 

With a 3 brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, a BMW Group is the
world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles
and also provides reward financial and mobility services. As a global
company, a BMW Group operates 31 prolongation and public facilities
in 14 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than 140 countries.

 

In 2016, a BMW Group sole approximately 2.367 million cars and
145,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation was approximately
€ 9.67 billion on revenues amounting to € 94.16 billion. As of 31
Dec 2016, a BMW Group had a workforce of 124,729 employees.

 

The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore established
ecological and amicable sustainability via a value chain,
extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to
conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.

 

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About DriveNow

 

DriveNow, a automobile pity corner try of a BMW Group and Sixt SE,
is accessible in several European cities and offers a operation of
high-quality reward vehicles of a BMW and MINI brands to rent,
formed on a free-floating principle. The vehicles can be hired and
returned eccentric of plcae within a tangible business area. More
than 875,000 purebred business find and haven vehicles regulating the
DriveNow App or website, and are means to use a use across
mixed cities. DriveNow operates a swift of over 5,500 vehicles in
Munich, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Hamburg, Vienna, London,
Copenhagen, Stockholm, Brussels and Milan. In all of these cities,
electric BMW i3 models are available. Several studies have proven that
one DriveNow automobile replaces during slightest 3 private cars. DriveNow
therefore contributes to easing a trade conditions in cities.