BMW to Install 100 EV Chargers at U.S. National Parks

BMW to Install 100 EV Chargers at U.S. National Parks

The 2020 Mini Cooper SE EV

BMW just made national parks a tad more accessible to eco warriors – the German automaker will finish installing 100 EV chargers at U.S. national parks by the end of July.

BMW’s partnership with the National Park Foundation, National Park Service, and the Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program began in April 2017 with the symbolic installation of a charger at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in New Jersey.

“I can't think of a better way to celebrate the next 100 years of both the BMW Group and National Park Service than by making America's national parks more accessible to drivers of electric vehicles," said Ludwig Willisch, head of BMW Group's American region. "Together with our partners, I hope that we can channel a little of Edison's spirit….”

Obviously, BMW has a teeny weeny ulterior motive. Apart from celebrating their centennial (a few years after the fact), BMW Group just announced their 2020 Mini Cooper SE EV. And with a top speed of 93 mph and range of 146 to 168 miles (not to mention the BMW branding), the 2020 EV Mini Cooper probably won’t connect with the general public. But..uh…parks.

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