BMW Brings Electric Car Service to San FranAugust 23, 2012 No Comments
In June, DriveNow, a car sharing service, launched in 70 luxury electric vehicles in the Bay area. BMW just announced it will be launching ParkNow next mention. To borrow one of the luxury vehicles, you register using the DriveNow app or online at the DriveNow website. The cars are BMW ActiveE cars and are fully electric with zero-emission. DriveNow has eight station surrounding San Fran.
“The BMW Group not only manufactures premium automobiles, but also develops a range of services to meet the growing need for flexible mobility solutions in urban areas,” Ian Robertson, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, said in a statement.
To drive the cars, users must pay $12 for the first 30 min, and $0.32 per mile after that. A fee of $0.13 per minute is charged while the car is parked. You can keep the car for then entire day for $90.
ParkNow is a new service that will help its users reserve a parking spot ahead of time at a set rate. By using the app or the website you can reserve a parking spot and get directions to the spot.
BMW partnered with California-based Coulomb Technologies for use of its ChargePoint network, which helps uses know how much they have been charged while using the rental. The program is suppose to help reduce emissions and traffic congestion.