BMW Group and Sixt SE extend automobile pity programme. Brussels becomes 10th DriveNow city in Europe.

Posted on 08. Jul, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich – Brussels. As it celebrates a fifth
anniversary, DriveNow is fluctuating a use to Brussels. The
Belgian collateral is a tenth European city where a reward car
pity corner try from BMW Group and Sixt SE will operate. Car
pity though a bend bureau has been authorised in Brussels since
Jun and a use will offer a operation of BMW and MINI models on the
proven free-floating automobile pity concept.

Speaking on a arise of DriveNow’s fifth anniversary, Peter
Schwarzenbauer, BMW AG government house member obliged for MINI,
BMW Motorrad, Rolls-Royce, Aftersales and Mobility Services said, “We
are gay to acquire Brussels as a tenth DriveNow city, a
wise approach to applaud 5 years of reward automobile pity in Europe.
In terms of customers, we already lead a car-sharing marketplace in
Germany and a aim is to grasp that opposite Europe. We are convinced
that a reward particular mobility services will be a pivotal cause for
success in a future. Of march services will not reinstate the
automotive sector, though they are an critical additional area for our
business. That’s because we are constantly looking during where we can take
DriveNow next.”

Following a launch in Munich in Jun 2011, DriveNow has constantly
stretched a mobility services in Europe and now has some-more than 600,000
customers. In serve it’s 5 German locations (Berlin, Hamburg,
Munich, Düsseldorf and Cologne), DriveNow services are also available
in London, Vienna, Copenhagen, Stockholm and – as of this month – in
Brussels. In Germany, DriveNow annals an normal of over half a
million journeys each month. An normal tour is between 8 and 15
kilometres and lasts 20 to 40 minutes.

Electric vehicles were initial introduced into a DriveNow swift in
summer 2013 and today, a corner try offers electric BMW i3
vehicles in roughly all of a cities. Twenty percent of a entire
swift is electrically powered and over 150,000 business had their
initial electric pushing knowledge interjection to DriveNow, with the
company’s electric vehicles carrying lonesome some-more than 3 million
kilometres in total.

The BMW Group believes that automobile pity regulating electric vehicles is a
critical step in providing business with easy entrance to electric
mobility, shortening emissions in cities and assisting to achieve a higher
peculiarity of life in an civic environment.

The ongoing enlargement of automobile pity is in line with a corporate
plan NUMBER ONE NEXT, that was presented in Mar by Harald
Krüger, Chairman of a Board of a BMW AG. The plan considers
a serve growth of customer-oriented mobility services to be a
executive business area of a future.

With ventures such as DriveNow, ParkNow or ChargeNow, a BMW Group
was discerning to concentration on a augmenting stress of digital services,
identifying them as an critical cause for destiny success.

This is a context in that a BMW Group introduced ReachNow in
Seattle (USA) in April. ReachNow is a serve growth of the
car-sharing concept, charity a chauffeur service, a car-delivery
service, automobile pity for sealed user groups, a renting out of
private vehicles and longer-term use of a car. North America is
deliberate a ideal commander marketplace for a serve enlargement of urban
and tolerable mobility and there are skeleton to enhance a ReachNow
use to serve cities in a USA.

 

In a eventuality of enquiries greatfully contact:

BMW Group Corporate Communications

Almut Stollberg, Business and Finance Communications

Phone: + 49 89 382-38770, Fax: + 49 89 382-24418

E-Mail:
almut.stollberg@bmw.de

 

Sylvia Heydt, Business and Finance Communications

Phone: +49 89 382-23522, Fax: + 49 89 382-24418

E-Mail:
sylvia.heydt@bmwgroup.com

 

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E-Mail:
presse@bmw.de

 

 

The BMW Group

With a 3 brands BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, a BMW Group is the
world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles
and also provides reward financial and mobility services. As a global
company, a BMW Group operates 31 prolongation and public facilities
in 14 countries and has a tellurian sales network in some-more than 140 countries.

 

In 2015, a BMW Group sole approximately 2.247 million cars and
scarcely 137,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation for the
financial year 2015 was approximately 9.22 billion on
revenues amounting to 92.18 billion. As of 31 December
2015, a BMW Group had a workforce of 122,244 employees.

 

The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore established
ecological and amicable sustainability via a value chain,
extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to
conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.

 


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