Becoming the greenest car brand in the world

Ten sustainability initiatives that make BMW the greenest car brand in the world:

  • The BMW Group has well established plans to dramatically reduce its emissions and impact on the planet. Targets include reducing the carbon footprint compared with 2019 levels per vehicle by 2030 via the following means: in production by 80 per cent, during the use phase by more than 40 per cent and in the supply chain by at least 20 per cent.
  • The brand is on a path to reducing lifecycle CO2 emissions per vehicle by at least a third.
  • It aims to have a climate-neutral business model spanning the entire value chain by 2050.
  • 100 per cent of electricity purchased for the BMW Group’s plants worldwide is from renewable energy sources, including battery cell manufacturers.
  • The company sources aluminium produced using solar electricity.
  • It has reduced resource consumption (energy, water, waste, solvents) by 45 per cent per vehicle and recycles 99 per cent of its waste.
  • Thirty per cent of BMW Group vehicles are made from recycled or reused materials.
  • At the end of a BMW electric vehicle lifespan, batteries are re-purposed as an energy storage device at a renewable energy plant. When the battery is finally retired from the plant, it is stripped of raw materials that are then recovered and reused.
  • BMW Group Australia is a member of the Electric Vehicle Council and is committed to working alongside industry bodies and other manufacturers to help accelerate the electrification of road transport to create a sustainable and prosperous future for Australia.
  • BMW Group Australia has a successful partnership with Chargefox, Australia’s largest electric vehicle charging network powered by 100 per cent renewable energy.

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