Emission-free city centres: BMW eDrive Zones now accessible in 138 European cities.

Munich. The BMW Group is introducing a innovative
eDrive Zones in another 20 European cities, including Copenhagen,
Verona and Toulouse. This means that a sum of 138 cities in Europe
are now benefiting from this trailblazing technology. The use is
approaching to be rolled out in during slightest another 30 cities worldwide in
a entrance year.

In an eDrive Zone, BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles automatically switch
to all-electric pushing mode on entering middle city areas. Then, the
plug-in hybrid models expostulate locally emission-free – only like purely
electric vehicles – and with low fuel costs, as electric motors are
most some-more fit than explosion engines for pushing in city
traffic. The automobile recognises a designated areas regulating geofencing
record and GPS. The programmed eDrive underline is accessible as
customary in many existent and all destiny BMW plug-in hybrids. Drivers
are rewarded with reward points for any all-electric kilometre driven
– and with double points in an eDrive Zone – that they can redeem for
charging credit. In turn, drivers also collect reward points while
charging their vehicle.

The 20 latest cities to be combined are: Aberdeen, Bregenz, Brescia,
Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Copenhagen, Cork, Coventry, Florence,
Klagenfurt, Lille, Matosinhos, Naples, Oeiras, Oxford, Sheffield, St.
Pölten, Toulouse and Verona.

More peculiarity of life in middle cities interjection to eDrive Zones.

BMW eDrive Zones and a faithfulness module for charging credit are a
success story – for middle city emissions levels and for drivers. An
overview of a use information shows:

  • The eDrive Zones safeguard aloft electric pushing shares by putting
    a BMW Plug-In Hybrid automobile into electric pushing mode around
    30,000 times per day in Europe.
  • More than 75% of all trips in an eDrive Zone are finished in
    electric pushing mode already today. Of these, around 40 percent of
    drivers already enter a designated areas regulating a electric mode.
    Meanwhile, an additional 35 percent switch to electric pushing mode
    regulating a eZone function. 
  • In a final entertain alone, BMW plug-in hybrid models gathering an
    additional 3.3 million kilometers in electric pushing mode within
    eDrive Zones. That is homogeneous to some-more than 80 trips around the
    equator – electrically instead of formerly regulating a explosion engine.
  • BMW Plug-In Hybrid business have collected around 150 million
    points given a introduction of a initial eDrive Zones in summer
    2020, that they can redeem as charging credit. These are equivalent
    to around 2.9 gigawatt hours of charging power. A BMW 3 Series
    Plug-In Hybrid can be charged roughly 250,000 times from this amount.


Plug-in variety as critical record to accommodate a BMW Group
swift aim of 50% rebate CO2 emissions per kilometre by 2030.

As electric mobility gathers pace, a BMW Group has consciously
opted for entirely electric models and plug-in hybrid technology. The
association offers a sum of 17 plug-in hybrid models in 95 markets
worldwide. eDrive Zones will now capacitate a intensity of this
record to be leveraged even further: if a plug-in hybrid vehicle
is charged regularly, daily distances in sold can be covered
locally emission-free. This includes millions of daily commutes in
Europe, for example. In civic centres with high volumes of traffic,
plug-in variety make an critical grant towards reducing
CO2. Using this record also cuts wickedness and noise
and so improves a peculiarity of life in cities. Over their entire
life cycle, BMW plug-in variety have a demonstrably lower
CO2 impact than conventionally powered models, even when
charged with EU normal electricity instead of immature electricity.


BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles have prolonged offering considerable
advantages as compared to those with normal drives:

  • Improved peculiarity of life: In electric pushing mode, users
    minister to a rebate of emissions and trade sound in cities.
  • Money saved: Electrically powered pushing in a city costs less
    than using a automobile on petrol or diesel if a automobile is charged at
    home or during work.
  • Always a right feverishness when we get in: Auxiliary heating
    and atmosphere conditioning are customary features.
  • Brake and win: The battery is charged when negligence down. In
    required cars, this simply generates feverishness and wears down a brakes.
  • The best of both worlds: Plug-in-hybrid cars offer electrical
    pushing pleasure in city and classical BMW pushing pleasure over long
    distances. This means that they can cover a really far-reaching operation of
    applications and are ideal for e.g. single-car households.
  • Future-proof: Since plug-in variety are means to run without
    emissions, they suffer privileges matching to those of all-electric
    vehicles, e.g. when parking in several cities.


Consistent enrichment of BMW plug-in hybrid technology.

The marketplace launch of a new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer subsequent year
outlines a start of a extended roll-out of fifth-generation BMW plug-in
hybrids. It uses state-of-the-art components of a latest BMW Gen5
technology, such as a rarely integrated e-drive unit, in that the
e-machine, delivery and energy wiring are compactly combined
in a singular body. This brings additional poignant increases in
terms of potency and dynamics.


Positive altogether CO2 change for BMW plug-in hybrids.

Sometimes a “real” life cycle comment of plug-in
hybrid vehicles is questioned, generally in markets with a low share
of immature electricity in a open grid. For BMW plug-in-hybrid
models, a BMW Group has had CO2 certificates drawn adult for
a whole cycle from tender element procurement, supply chain,
prolongation and use proviso to recycling.

When charging with European normal electricity during a use
phase, a BMW  plug-in-hybrid models uncover estimable CO2
assets compared to their conventionally driven counterparts. The BMW
Group does not launch an electrified automobile but explanation of this kind.


List of cities with BMW eDrive Zones as of Nov 2021.

The advantages of a digital BMW eDrive Zone use can be
gifted in a vast series of vital European cities. The list will
be stretched in a destiny to embody additional countries and cities,
so that a electric pushing shares of plug-in hybrid models can be
increasing serve in a usually flourishing series of city areas. In
Germany, many of a eDrive Zones are matching to a so-called
Currently, eDrive Zones are accessible in the
following cities: Aachen, Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Augsburg,
Balingen, Barcelona, Basel, Bath, Belfast, Bergen, Berlin, Bern,
Birmingham, Bonn, Bordeaux, Braga, Breda, Bregenz, Bremen, Brescia,
Bristol, Bruges, Brussels, Cambridge, Cardiff, Charleroi, Copenhagen,
Cork, Coventry, Darmstadt, Den Haag, Dinslaken, Dublin, Düsseldorf,
Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Erfurt, Eschweiler, Firenze, Frankfurt am Main,
Freiburg im Breisgau, Geneva, Ghent, Glasgow, Gothenburg, Graz,
Groningen, Hagen, Halle (Saale), Hannover, Hasselt, Heidelberg,
Heidenheim an der Brenz, Heilbronn, Herrenberg, Ilsfeld, Innsbruck,
Karlsruhe, Klagenfurt, Köln, Krefeld, Langenfeld (Rheinland), Leipzig,
Leonberg, Leuven, Liège, Lille, Limburg an der Lahn, Limerick, Linz,
Lissabon, Liverpool, London, Ludwigsburg, Luxembourg, Luzern, Lyon,
Madrid, Magdeburg, Mainz, Malmö, Manchester, Mannheim, Marburg,
Marseille, Matosinhos, Milano, Mönchengladbach, Mons, Mühlacker,
München, Münster, Namur, Napoli, Neuss, Nürnberg, Oeiras, Offenbach am
Main, Oslo, Osnabrück, Overath, Oxford, Paris, Pfinztal, Pforzheim,
Porto, Regensburg, Remscheid, Reutlingen, Rome, Rotterdam, Ruhrgebiet,
Salzburg, Schramberg, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Sheffield, Siegen, St.Pölten,
Stavanger, Stockholm, Strasbourg, Stuttgart, Tilburg, Toulouse,
Trondheim, Tübingen, Turin, Ulm, Uppsala, Urbach, Utrecht, Verona,
Vienna, Wendlingen am Neckar, Wiesbaden, Wuppertal, Zurich.