BMW Hybrid Will Forcibly Disable ICEAugust 7, 2020
BMW has unveiled new geofencing technology for its hybrid vehicles that will operate in London and Birmingham.
The new technology is designed to reduce the carbon footprint of hybrid cars in city centers. It allows you to automatically switch the power plant to electrical energy within a certain area.
As for London, there is a paid entrance to green zones for cars with internal combustion engines, while in Birmingham BMW hybrid cars will switch to electricity only in the future clean air zone. This technology will be available for all PHEVs running the latest BMW OS 7.0 and will display the area on the map and navigation screens.
EDrive Zone is currently available as standard on the BMW 330e, BMW 530e, BMW 745e and BMW X5 xDrive45e. Later she will start working in other cities in the UK and Ireland.
According to representatives of the Bavarian brand, this technology has already proven its usefulness: the first tests in the Netherlands showed that 90% of drivers travel around cities without using an internal combustion engine. EDrive Zones have clear social benefits and potential economic benefits if the driver somehow forgets to switch to Eco or EV-only mode when entering a city.
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