Bmw Edrive Zones – Automatically Emission-free in the City.
Electromobility is especially important in urban settings, where it can improve air quality. With electric ranges of up to 80 km, BMW’s PHEV models can manage most commutes without the help of a combustion engine, and, thanks to the latest battery cell technology, range will only continue to increase. At a time when more and more cities are considering so-called “low emission zones”, the BMW Group is making another important contribution to boost electromobility and make it even more attractive – with BMW eDrive Zones, a digital service that is the only one of its kind worldwide.
What is special about BMW eDrive Zones is that as soon as a BMW plug-in hybrid* with the activated service drives into a low emission zone, or similar inner-city area designated as an eDrive Zone by means of geofencing, the model switches to pure electric mode – without any additional intervention by the driver.
PHEV drivers with BMW eDrive Zones are now able to exploit the full potential of their plug-in hybrid in about 80 European cities. To promote emission-free driving in low emission zones and help improve air quality wherever possible, plug-in hybrids with activated BMW eDrive Zones automatically switch to electric mode in those places. Within the eDrive Zone, the plug-in hybrid drives locally emission-free for as long as the high-voltage battery's charge state allows.
Mar 13, 2020 at 22:06