BMW'S GREEN POWER COMMITMENT
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Smart Battery, Green Power
German automaker BMW has taken a very strong, green power position. CEO Oliver Zipse says BMW electric cars will use battery cells produced by using renewable energy. This decision by BMW will compel big global battery suppliers to use non-coal generated electricity. Mr. Zipse says he has contractual agreements with their battery cell manufacturers to use only green power to make BMW's 5th generation battery cells.
BMW's New Lineup of Electric Vehicles
BMW is launching a new lineup of electric vehicles. They're launching the electric BMW iX3 this year and the BMW iNEXT and BMW i4 in 2021. BMW estimates the use of green battery power in their electric vehicles will save 10 million tons of CO2 over the next decade. That is the equivalent of carbon dioxide emissions produced by a city of more than one million people.