BMW, which is the main sponsor for the 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games held in London, already delivered 40 vehicles out of the total of 4,000.
The vehicles’ purpose is to drive hosts, guests and other dignitaries to and from the Olympic venues. The 4,000 units to be delivered to the Olympic & Paralympic Games include electric, diesel and hybrid four wheelers among motorcycles and bicycles based on BMW’s EfficientDynamics technologies, which strictly adhere to less than 120g of CO2/km emissions requested by LOCOG.
The first 40 units delivered include 520D EfficientDynamics and 320D EfficientDynamics. The company also plans to launch special editions of 1 and 3 Series, a pair of special edition MINIs and the BMW M5.
Shaun McCarthy, Chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 said “As a major sponsor of the Games and a Sustainability Partner, we have been impressed with the dedication BMW has shown to tackling the twin problems of air quality and carbon emissions. We welcome their contribution to the inclusion agenda by adapting a proportion of their Games-time vehicle fleet to enable them to be driven by disabled people. We understand this to be a first for the Olympic Games. We look forward to their contribution to sustainable Games.”