By 2020: BMW production with 100% renewable energy

If clean cars, it is usually only talked about fuel consumption and emissions. That you think about the topic in the BMW Group already much earlier, has long been talked about around – numerous awards for the sustainability of the company have praised the clean production and good opportunities for Recycling many vehicle components in recent years. In the framework of the UN climate change conference COP 23, in Bonn, the Munich have announced that they want to their cars in the future, even cleaner build.

Now, the BMW Group obtains 63 percent of its energy from renewable sources, the end of the flagpole has not been reached yet for a long time: Already in the year 2020, the required electricity should come from 100 percent renewable sources of energy. In the long term, the BMW Group is pursuing the ambitious goal to realize the production without CO2-emissions. The renunciation of the use of non-renewable energy represents in this way an important step.

Markus Duesmann (member of the Board of management of BMW AG, purchasing and supplier network): “The BMW Group is since many years Partner of the UN conference on climate change and as an innovator for a long time when sustainability is involved. Decarbonisation is an important part of the sustainability debate and has for the role of the automotive industry now and in the future a high priority. We consider the issue of sustainable responsibility in the entire value chain from purchasing and production, to product, to the Mobility Services as a total system of life cycles. Already today, we purchase 63% of electricity from renewable energy sources. And we are pleased to be able in the framework of the COP 23 to announce that 2020 is our goal: 100% of the time!”

Dr. Thomas Becker (head of policy and external relations of the BMW Group): “The worldwide increase in the share of electric and hybrid vehicles raises the question of how these vehicles can best in our electricity networks to integrate. The BMW Group is making E-mobility more than a significant contribution to the Decarbonisation: New business models for electric mobility to become in the future a crucial part of a flexible integrated energy system.”

Ursula Mathar (head of sustainability and environmental protection BMW Group): “We are convinced that we can work together with governments, other companies and representatives of the society to make a positive contribution to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. In the framework of the Sustainable Innovation forum of the dialogue on the SDGs with various stakeholders is a major concern for us.”

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