BMW’s car sharing service DriveNow has expanded its electric fleet with 130 new BMW i3s, in a bid to reduce London’s congestion and air pollution
The additional BMW i3s will be joining its current electric fleet of 50 BMWs i3s in London, as part of its aim to be an 80% all-electric club by 2025.
The new BMW i3 will allow DriveNow members to extend their journeys with an increased driving range of 160 miles, so they can drive for even longer with zero emissions.
The announcement follows their 2018 expansion into five new London boroughs - Westminster, Barnet, Tower Hamlets, Southwark and Brent, which made London the largest city of operations for DriveNow.
DriveNow UK’s managing director James Taylor said: “The introduction of the new BMW i3s is such a positive step forward for DriveNow and the e-mobility industry. It makes sense for us to expand our electric fleet and continue to offer customers a sustainable alternative to privately-owned transport.
"We have an important role to play in London, helping to normalise EV use and contribute further to improvements in air quality.”
Supporting the Mayor of London’s vision for cleaner air, DriveNow is committed to reducing the number of privately-owned vehicles on the road and to be part of the solution to help reduce the damaging effects of air pollution.
DriveNow will phase out the 50 older BMW i3 models currently in the fleet, throughout April, with just the newest editions remaining.
The expansion will see DriveNow increase its current fleet to a total of 720 BMWs and MINIs now available across London.