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BMW teams up with SolarCity for clean electricity package in US

The deal sees SolarCity become BMW’s preferred solar power partner, with service to be feature in the carmaker’s 360° Electric portfolio of products and services.

‘Experience with our MINI E and ActiveE field trials has demonstrated that driving electric is a lifestyle, where customers gain a keen understanding of their driving habits beyond driving and are often inspired to find ways to live more sustainably,’ said Rob Healey, BMW’s EV infrastructure manager. ‘With help from SolarCity, BMW i customers will have the opportunity to maximise the commitment to sustainability. This reinforces the entire concept behind the BMW i3, which is engineered and produced by the most sustainable manufacturing process in the automotive industry.’

As part of the partnership, BMW i owners will receive a 10% discount on SolarCity's home solar offer with flexible financing options, including options with no upfront installation cost and 20 years of locked-in solar energy rates. The discount will be available with the purchase of any BMW i vehicle at all participating BMW i Centers in SolarCity’s 14-state service territory. 

Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 14 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie works across the magazine portfolio and updates the company websites with daily news, interviews and road test content.

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