The Department of Health and Environment of the City of Munich (LHM), the BMW Group and carsharing provider SHARE NOW are joining forces to promote innovative mobility in the state capital. Through a Memorandum of Understanding issued on 3 September in Munich, LHM and the BMW Group are set to expand their cooperation.
Carsharing provider SHARE NOW, which was formed in early 2019 as part of the joint venture between the BMW Group and Daimler AG, will expand its electric fleet significantly under the agreement: As a result, a total of 200 BMW i3s will be available to SHARE NOW customers on Munich roads by the end of the year.
On behalf of the City, the public works department, Stadtwerke München, will install a total of 550 charging posts, with 1,100 charging points, on public land by 2020. There are currently 460 charging posts with 920 charging points across the city. Up to 1,655 more charging points will be set up in residential buildings, on commercial land and in public car parks by the end of 2020. Up to 400 additional charging points will be installed on public land by private providers.
On the basis of this partnership, carsharing provider SHARE NOW will increase its current electric fleet of 85 BMW i3s in Munich to 200 by the end of the year. The new vehicles will be gradually introduced to the Munich fleet. At the same time, the 85 BMW i3s used to date will also be replaced by vehicles of the latest generation, with a range of up to 260 kilometers.