The theme of this years Earth Day is “Restore Our Earth”. In honour of Earth Day, we are celebrating the first fully electric BMW, the i3.
The BMW i3 marks a new era in sustainable mobility, so your driving has less impact on the world around you.
Inside and out, the BMW i3 represents the future of driving pleasure. The exterior is sporty from every angle, and elevates this presence with modern elements, such as dual-colour painted surfaces, elegant coach doors and a new modern kidney grille design. Inside feels more like a chic and spacious lounge, embracing new sustainable materials and a decluttered, minimal approach to comfort.
Production: The Carbon fibres used for the BMW i3 are manufactured at the state-of-the-art Leipzig Plant, where the production plant runs entirely on renewable wind power.
Recycling: The BMW i3 has a battery module that can be re-used as a storage receptacle for solar energy. And the surplus carbon fibres can be returned to production process. Also, approximately 27 used plastic bottles go into every car to form parts of the seats and doors.
Natural & Sustainable materials: The aim of developing the BMW i cars is not simply to build emission-free cars, but also to use the maximum possible amount of sustainably produced and recycled materials – especially inside. Natural, renewable, and sustainable: the interior of the BMW i3 features door trim panels and a dashboard made from renewable natural fibres, naturally tanned leather, and open-pore eucalyptus wood sourced from 100% FSC®-certified forestry. Overall, 25% renewable raw materials and recycled plastics were used in the interior of the BMW i3. The textile upholsteries are made of up to 100% recycled polyester and a further 25% recycled plastics are used in the exterior.
With its high-performance battery, the BMW i3 produces zero driving emissions and can cover up to 182-190 miles** in pure electric, while the BMW i3s, which delivers a sportier driving experience, offers up to 173-175 miles.**
You can recharge your BMW i3 at home or at work using a BP Pulse home charge unit, and on the go with a huge UK network of over 26,000 public charging stations.
For more information and to enquire, please contact your local Bowker Centre.