BMW in Race to Go Green: Install 60,000 more Charging Points in China

In the global fight of lessening CO2 emissions, BMW is creating significant efforts by cutting down their carbon footprints and creating the infrastructure needed for new electrified cars. China holds the largest automotive market in the world. Thus, seeing the German company focus on improving this branch’s green efforts only seems right. With that, BMW recently announced its plans to extend charging points to 360,000 points by the end of the year.

BMW in Race to Go Green Install 60,000 more Charging Points in China

At present, about 300,000 charging points in China are available for BMW and its customers. This means that the company targets a 60,000 increase to ensure coverage is as good as it gets. “Being a multi-national company with an extensive footprint in China, BMW is in full support of the country’s transition plans towards a low-carbon economy. Therefore, placing sustainability at the core of our own China strategy,” said BMW’s China Chief Executive Officer Jochen Goller.

This action by the German company takes them further in the right direction. Adding into the goal of becoming carbon-neutral for their Chinese plants by the end of the year. This huge step up comes followed by cutting CO2 emissions of the entire production chain by 80 percent by 2030. This results in significantly lesser levels than the 2019 records, which holds one of the biggest for the Bavarian manufacturer.

BMW in Race to Go Green Install 60,000 more Charging Points in China

This comes strengthened by the announcement made by the President of China, Xi Jinping, earlier this year. According to him, China aims to become carbon neutral by 2060. To this end, the government has big plans to support the rise of electric vehicles. Not only encouraging EV manufacturers but also the infrastructure around the battery-powered cars. From these efforts, it will be a win-win situation both for China and BMW. However, the German company won’t sit idly and watch things unfold, but instead, chip in as well.

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