The driver is not asked: after the update, BMW independently switch to electric traction

The driver is not asked: after the update, BMW independently switch to electric traction

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BMW plug-in hybrids have been updated with enhanced support for eDrive Zone technology. Cars can independently switch to electric traction when driving through parks, near playgrounds, etc.

RBC-Ukraine Auto reports this with a link to CarBuzz.

If the system detects that the hybrid is driving in a low emission area, the transmission will automatically switch to electric mode, resulting in lower emissions and lower fuel costs.

Using GPS coordinates, BMW vehicles can recognize designated areas with low emission zones. To encourage emission-free driving, drivers are rewarded with bonus points for every kilometer. These points can then be used to pay for electricity at public charging stations.

BMW has expanded its eDrive zones in 20 more European cities, including Copenhagen, Verona and Toulouse. In total, BMW eDrive zones are now available in 138 cities across Europe. BMW plans to expand the service to at least 30 more locations around the world next year.

According to BMW, more than 75 percent of all trips in the eDrive zone are made in electric driving mode. In the past three months alone, BMW hybrid models have traveled over 3 million km on electricity in eDrive zones. In total, owners of hybrid BMWs scored about 150 million points, which is equivalent to approximately 2.9 gigawatt hours of charging at public stations.

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