The automaker is ditching coal – all the electricity it uses from 2020 will come from wind power and animal waste.

At the Frankfurt Motor Show, BMW unveiled its novelties in terms of electric mobility, in 2025 it will have 25 new models, 12 of which will be 100% electric. But the energy revolution, which is taking place in the automotive world, has not only affected production. The German automaker is also committed to transforming its domestic energy demand.

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Following other large companies that have made the consumption of renewable energy one of the main business strategies, BMW will also make an ecological leap. Unsurprisingly, when he chose the setting for COP 23 in Bonn, Markus Duesmann, BMW’s purchasing director, revealed how. By 2020, the German brand intends to supply its power plants exclusively from renewable sources. This means buying only local clean energy for the 31 factories in 14 countries around the world.

In fact, you are already on the right track. Green energy currently meets 63% of BMW’s electrical needs, which today can rely, for example, on 100% wind power in Leipzig (Germany), or biomethane for its Spartanburg (South Carolina) plant. ).

Despite the good starting point, the plan is particularly ambitious for a company of this size and scope, especially for a heavy industrial production company.

No source will be excluded from the future offer. The company works with a South African producer whose biomass plant generates energy from animal waste.