BMW: CSR & Sustainability News

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) was established in 1975 as the United States importer of BMW luxury/performance vehicles. BMW of North America assumed import and distribution responsibilities for BMW motorcycles in 1980. BMW of North America also began to distribute light trucks in 1999. BMW of North America’s Corporate Headquarters is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Research Shows Companies Are Losing Sight of the Big Sustainability Picture

A recent research study found that in their drive for transparency, companies are losing sight of the big sustainability picture. It was as…

BMW Switches to Iceland Data Center to Reduce Carbon Emissions

BMW will relocate some of its high performance computing programs to a 45-acre green data center complex in southwestern Iceland.

Future of Electric Vehicles Remains Bright, Despite Detractors

The success of electric vehicles will not be determined by looking at monthly sales figures or even on a quarterly earnings. Some things…

Interview: CEO of Carpooling.com on Partnership with Daimler

Last week Daimler made another step to deepen its involvement in the access economy by partnering and investing an undisclosed sum in the…

Rio+20 Round-up: Bay2Rio+20 Delegation’s First Thoughts

The Bay2Rio+20 crew launched the Innovation Bus in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday as a means to engage with conference attendees in the…

Exclusive Interview: BMWi Radical Innovation In Mobility

The mobile electron is a 21st century mega-trend. What do I mean by “mobile electron?” It is a technology revolution enabled by a…

Interview: Plug Power’s Fuel Cells Lift Customers’ Products and Profits

Over the past week, I spoke with several top executives of fuel cell companies. Today I share my conversation with Andy Marsh, CEO…

4 Reasons GM is Investing in Car-Sharing

It looks like GM is playing an important role in the growth of RelayRides, which announced earlier this month that it is expanding…

Should Carmakers be Afraid of Electric Motors?

The last piece of technology most carmakers have their fingerprint on is their internal combustion engines. Now, the rise of electric cars is…

The BMW i3: Advancing Automotive Sustainability

With its first mass produced all electric vehicle, the i3, BMW has completely redesigned the EV concept. Instead of taking a car and…

Germans Embrace Renewable Energy as Nuclear Phase-Out Moves Ahead

Individuals and businesses across Germany are embracing the transition to renewable energy sources as the country moves ahead with its plan to shut…

Sex, Lies and the Electric Car: The BMWi

The following is part of the Crowds of Ratings series by our friends at CSRHub (a 3p sponsor) – offering free sustainability and…

BMW Invests $560M in EV Technology

Compared to other automobile manufacturers, BMW has been behind in electric car research and development.  Considering the demographic to which BMW markets, the…

BMW Releases New Bicycle Line. Not an April Fool

The BMW Cruise Bike boasts a 24 speed derailleur system, designed by BMW’s engineers with sporty day trips in mind. For those who…

BMW Plug-In Diesel Concept Wows Europe

As concepts go, it’s quite a concept. When BMW moved its Formula 1 engineers to a program that would develop cleaner, greener automobiles,…