BMW Sustainability

BMW Sustainability

BMW Sustainability

While browsing our new inventory at Edmonton BMW, you will find the latest and greatest model releases from the BMW lineup that focus on delivering the same beloved BMW ownership experience while promoting future sustainability. We strive and pride ourselves on serving our customers to the highest degree and wish to contribute towards a greener tomorrow through the BMW brand.

  • Green Electricity

When shopping for a new BMW, you should know that the BMW Group production sites have been sourcing external electric power from renewable energy sources to reduce carbon emissions. For example, the entire production line for the i4 and iX has power sourced by hydroelectricity from Isar and Lech rivers.

  • Recycling Waste

In the life cycle and production of BMW models, you will find recycling processes that reuse materials as seen fit. Also, you will find that vehicles at the end of life are considered secondary raw materials rather than waste that requires disposal.

  • Battery Recycling

BMW is accepting back all used BMW high-voltage batteries worldwide, even without legal requirements to promote recycling. Also, BMW is working with Duesenfeld in Germany to develop a recycling method that achieves 96% efficiency in recycling graphite and electrolytes from batteries.

  • Reducing Carbon Footprint

There are multiple ways that BMW is looking to reduce their carbon footprint during production, and it promises to reach an 80% reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030. Also, you will find that BMW has established over 2,800 vehicle takeback points worldwide across 30 counties, providing environmentally friendly recycling services. In today's production lineup, BMW uses 50% secondary aluminum, 25% secondary steel, and 20% thermoplastics.

BMW Sustainability Throughout Every Detail

With the latest model releases from BMW that you can discover through our new inventory at Edmonton BMW, you will find various details of where BMW has chosen to lead the industry in sustainability. Although BMW is working towards a more sustainable future, they remain true to the BMW brand's vision of creating sporty yet luxurious models. Visit our showroom today to learn more about the newest BMW models, and let us match you with the perfect BMW for your specific needs.

  • Olive Leaf Extract

With the production of seats and instrument panels for the BMW iX, an olive leaf extract is used to eliminate any residue during production that can harm the environment.

  • Recycled Fish Nets

You will surely be impressed with the ultra-luxurious interior of the BMW iX. However, you might be surprised to learn that a high percentage of materials used for floor coverings and floor mats are made from old fishing nets removed from the sea.

  • FSC-Certified Wood & Dinamica

BMW has chosen to source wood that is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified on the optional glass and wood controls found on the control panel and centre console of the BMW iX. This certification is a gold standard of sustainable forestry practices, which many rigorous standards to follow. Also, the BMW iX's seats are made of Dinamica, a microfibre material that looks and feels luxurious, but it utilizes 50% recycled polyester in production.

  • No Rare Earth Materials & Suitability Sourced Cobalt

With the electric motors of the BMW i4, the BMW Group has managed to eliminate the use of rare earth materials, making it possible not to rely on the limited supply of those materials. In addition, the new BMW battery cells require less than 10% cobalt, and BMW only sources cobalt from suppliers that implement corporate responsibility practices for a sustainable future.

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Be sure to contact us to learn more about BMW's sustainability plan for the future and consider booking a service appointment with our Service Centre to keep your BMW functioning like new.

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