Vrooming marvelous! World’s largest fleet of eco-friendly BMWs to hit Warsaw streets
Electricity company Innogy has teamed up with BMW and ING Bank Śląski to launch Warsaw’s first fleet of rentable electric cars.
Available for hire through the ‘innogy go!’ app and including 250 compact BMW i3 models and 30 sports BMWi3s, this will be the first full electric car sharing service in Warsaw.
The electricity company has also announced that by the end of April it plans to launch another 250 eco-BMWs making it the largest fleet of i3s in the world.
Currently the provider operates 30 charging points in Warsaw and says “30 supercharging points dedicated to Innogy eCarSharing service” will be added at the beginning of April and that they are looking to build that up to 500 charging points.
This would cover not only the city center but housing and work districts, to give the most convenient access for users to recharge. The BMW i3 can fully recharge in only 50 minutes.
Filip Thon, President of Innogy Polska said: “In response to the growing social environmental awareness, we provide residents of Warsaw with the possibility of efficient, comfortable and, above all, low-emission moving around the city.
“Electric cars also benefit from many privileges in road traffic, which contribute to the reduction of traffic jams, they are also very quiet, which translates into a reduction of noise on the streets.
“Electric car sharing from innogy is therefore a proposal that will improve the quality of life in the capital.”
Marcin Giżycki, vice president of the board at ING Bank Śląski added: “The priority in our business activities are projects implemented with care for the natural environment.
“We include electromobility for such areas, therefore we choose partners to cooperate in this area who understand and share our strategic assumptions.
“We believe that by supporting such projects, we really help our clients in the energy transformation.
“In our opinion, sharing is the right way to popularize electric cars in Poland.”