BMW EV fleet to support NYC Parks project
NYC Parks carries out a tree count every ten years, mapping the size, type and location of every tree in the five boroughs of New York – said to total over 600,000 trees.
Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, NYC Parks Commissioner, said: “The innovative BMW i3 vehicles are a perfect fit with the new technology and mapping tools we are launching during Trees Count! 2015.”
Manuel Sattig, head of brand strategy and communication at BMW of North America, added: “We are proud to donate 20 BMW i3 vehicles to help the City collect data that will enable it to understand the environmental and economic benefits of the street trees and inspire a new generation of New Yorkers who care about their city.”