As part of the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015, the EU committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent up to 2030 compared with 1990. Designed to avert the most serious consequences of climate change, the Agreement sets out to reduce global warming to well below 2 degrees. It was ratified by 185 of the 197 nations at the World Climate Conference and also won the voluntary commitment of the BMW Group, which has reduced CO2 emissions from its vehicle fleet in Europe over the years by roughly 40 percent between 1990 and 2019. Realising all three aspects of sustainability — business, environmental and social — remains a key driver within our company.
The BMW Group has a clear goal: to reduce CO2 emissions from our vehicles by 40 percent per kilometre driven up to the year 2030. This will require a large share of the fleet to be electrified. By 2021 e-mobiles are expected to account for a quarter of the fleet in Europe, rising to a third by 2025, and half by 2030.
In an interview with the BMW Group Media House, Pieter Nota, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG for Customer, Brands, Sales talks about the advantages of the plug-in hybrid, the technology’s future and about what he expects from legislators. Because he is sure: “Our plug-in hybrids combine the best of two worlds.”