BMW and Green Mountain Energy Company Partner to Support Renewable Energy for DriveNow Program

New car-sharing program available to San Francisco residents

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – August 20, 2012… BMW and Green Mountain Energy Company today announced their partnership to reduce the environmental impact of the entire BMW ActiveE fleet in the DriveNow program. BMW purchased renewable energy certificates (RECs) to cover the estimated electricity used to charge the 70 BMW ActiveE electric vehicles (EVs) in the new car-sharing program, which is available in San Francisco.

"We’re proud to have Green Mountain's partnership in our recent launch of the DriveNow program," said Rob Healey, EV Infrastructure Manager at BMW of North America. "Green Mountain supports renewable energy all day, every day which is consistent with the level of commitment to sustainability that we bring to our BMW ActiveE community."

DriveNow is a car-sharing program that gives drivers access to efficient, premium vehicles. By purchasing RECs, BMW is ensuring that the electricity being put onto the electric grid on behalf of these ActiveE vehicles comes from clean, renewable wind energy rather than fossil fuels, like coal or natural gas. All customers who drive a BMW ActiveE in the car-sharing program can trust that their vehicles are supporting a greener electric grid.

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