The company’s aims are quite ambitious: by 2030 it intends to reduce Co2 emissions by at least half per kilometre travelled compared to 2019 levels. It is when a car is about to be junked that its CO2 emissions levels are the highest – more than 70 % of its volume over the course of the car’s entire life cycle.
The BMW group announced that it intends to reduce CO2 emissions for each car by at least 40 %. Achieving this goal could well make the company the leader among carmakers.
The group also seeks to become a leader in terms of the circular economy and with that aim plans to increase to 50 % the share of secondary materials in car production. The company already uses 50 % recycled nickel in its batteries.
BMW has established partnership relationships with BASF and the ALBA group recycling company in recycling plastic materials.
By 2050, BMW intends to become climate neutral in the entire supply chain and aims to achieve this aim not by barring individual technologies, but through innovation.
“The decisive factor in the fight against global warming is how strongly we can improve the carbon footprint of vehicles over their entire life span,” Zipse said. “This is why we are setting ourselves transparent and ambitious goals for the substantial reduction of CO2 emissions.”
In addition to production of electric vehicles, the company is also developing cars powered by fuel cells.