The head of BMW believes that the city center without cars “is worth it to fight for it”January 2, 2020
The issue of ecology is now very acute throughout the world. More and more countries and cities are abandoning ICE cars, investing money in green technologies, and are also developing systems for a comfortable urban environment.
It is strange to hear from the head of a major automobile concern, but the head of BMW Oliver Zipse supports the initiative to free cars from city centers. In an interview with the foreign publication Süddeutsche Zeitung, Zipse frankly says that he prefers to travel in Munich by metro rather than by car.
From the point of view of protecting the environment and air quality, the question of building a comfortable environment is only to give people an alternative to cars. Unfortunately, in modern realities this is impossible. It will take decades to realize any ambitious plans.
In addition, the head of BMW is very concerned about the idea that modern SUVs are causing enormous damage to the environment. In his opinion, a 15-year-old station wagon is much more dangerous for nature than a new SUV with modern exhaust cleaning systems. Oliver also believes that the brand’s growing range of electric cars is BMW’s excellent response to the climate crisis.
BMW plans to increase sales of electrified cars by up to 50% by 2030. To get more electric cars on the road, Mr. Tsipse once again emphasizes the importance of appropriate political support.
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