Preserve nature together! The BMW is actively introducing into society the idea of conservation and protection of the environment through the development of new eco-friendly concepts. As part of this idea in London, opened its first boutique BMW, dedicated to environmental brand i - iStore. At the premiere of the opening of the company presented the next version of the electric sitikara i3 - closest to mass production, as well as electric bikes of their own design.
Recall that presented at the opening of the dealership BMW i3 called the closest to the serial versions of all previously featured concepts. Stated that he received a new interior with full-sized seats and plenty of natural materials in the decoration - such as leather and eucalyptus tree. Incidentally, in the color of wood and leather are used only natural dyes that minimizes harm to the environment. Key elements of the interior, such as outstanding steering column and minimized central tunnel, kept unchanged.
Also at the opening of the boutique presented the bike i Pedelec (Pedal Electric Cycle, from the words "foot" and "electricity"). Bike is based on the carbon frame, so that his weight was 20 kg. 250-watt electric motor and lithium-magnesium battery elektrobayku can pass up to 40 km at a speed of about 25 km / h Bike got a folding mechanism by which easily fits in the luggage compartment of BMW i3.
The BMW announced work on a new concept of an infrastructure for electric cars called 360 Electric. Is the development of the charger iWallBox, which provides faster and more "smart" charger and can be installed in the garage or in a private parking lot.
The BMW is planning a progressive increase in the number of European iStore. According to the plans concern, about 10% of dealerships by 2013 will be composed of such "green shops".