With average CO2 emissions of 124 grams per kilometer in the vehicle mix of the fleet delivered in Europe, the BMW Group was able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions last year.
With average CO2 emissions of 124 grams per kilometer in the vehicle mix of the fleet delivered in Europe, the BMW Group was once again able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions last year. In 2012, CO2 emissions were 143 grams, almost 20 grams above the current value, but the development is even more impressive in the longer term: since 1995, the CO2 emissions of the BMW fleet in Europe have been reduced by more than 40 percent will!
The current fleet emissions correspond to an average of 4.6 liters of diesel or 5.6 liters of petrol per 100 kilometers. For the next few years, the BMW Group expects a further decline in average consumption values, and CO2 emissions will continue to fall accordingly. That is also necessary, after all, the EU has given the BMW Group a target of 100 grams by 2021. In order to be able to achieve this goal, there is no avoiding further electrification of the vehicle fleet.
In 2014, 20, the CO2 emissions of the European BMW fleet were reduced by three grams per kilometer. If the Munich-based company were to continue at the same pace, emissions in 2021 would still be 109 grams per kilometer — so it is obvious that BMW EfficientDynamics, BMW i and BMW iPerformance must not decrease in the next few years.
The penalties threatened by the EU can only be circumvented by further expanding the range of plug-in hybrids and electric cars and by further reducing all consumption values of conventionally powered automobiles. Vehicles such as the MINI E and the all-electric BMW X3, together with the ever-growing fleet of plug-in hybrids, should ensure that even more customers are considering models with electrified drives.
Another contribution to the sustainability of the BMW Group, which has not been taken into account by the EU targets and which has won many awards in recent years, is also made by the consistent reduction of emissions in vehicle construction: Since 2006, CO2 emissions per vehicle produced have been reduced by 48.6 percent! Good news for the environment is also the 35.4 percent lower energy consumption, a remarkable 31 percent less water consumption and even 81.5 percent less waste for disposal. It goes without saying that production also plays its part in helping the car become cleaner.