1973: The global automotive industry’s first environmental officer is appointed by the BMW Group and begins work.
1995 to 2018: Reducing the BMW Group fleet’s CO2 emissions by 42 per cent.
2005: Initial presentation of BMW EfficientDynamics with second-generation petrol direct injection (High Precision Injection) and the BMW Concept X3 EfficientDynamics featuring a hybrid powertrain.
Since 2006: Reducing the BMW Group vehicle production plants’ CO2 emissions by nearly 62 per cent.
2007: BMW becomes the first manufacturer to introduce a technology package designed to minimise its vehicles’ CO2 emissions, called BMW EfficientDynamics. (Particulars included Auto Start/Stop, brake energy regeneration, air flap control, direct injection, weight-reducing measures.)
2013: Launch of the BMW i3, the most sustainable electric vehicle for urban and suburban driving to date. With the i3, BMW became the electric pioneer among premium brands.
2014: Introduction of the BMW i8, the first BMW plug-in hybrid model and at the same time the first plug-in hybrid sports car in the world made by a large-scale manufacturer.
2019: The BMW Group offers eleven electrified models (plug-in hybrids/PHEV and Battery Electric Vehicles/BEV) able to cover significant distances without generating local emissions. No competitor offers this much choice.
Planned for 2023: 25 electrified models in the showrooms, more than half of them fully electric.
Each electrified model has to prove that the sum of the CO2 emissions from its raw materials sourcing, supply chain, assembly, service life and recycling is substantially lower than that of its conventionally powered counterpart.