BMW AND WESTFIELD OPEN 40 CHARGING BAYS ACROSS AUSTRALIA.

BMW Group Australia and Scentre Group have opened 40 electric vehicle (EV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) public charging bays at 10 major metropolitan Westfield centres.

 

Available to all EV and PHEV owners, the stations offer free battery charging at the consumer’s convenience. The provision of this infrastructure supports the introduction of e-mobility in Australia and cement’s BMW’s global and local initiatives as the world’s most sustainable car manufacturer.

 

The installation is just one element of the multi-faceted partnership with the marque showcasing the all-electric BMW i3 on an interactive display that will tour Westfield centres. Additionally a national valet parking sponsorship has been announced.

 

Marc Werner, CEO of BMW Group Australia, is delighted to provide infrastructure to low-emission motorists.

 

“BMW remains at the forefront of providing e-mobility solutions, the revolutionary BMW i3 being just one example of this,” said Werner.

 

“This partnership reinforces the BMW i brand’s innovative strength and commitment to smart sustainable solutions here in Australia,” he said.

 

“We're pleased to partner with BMW Group Australia to provide such a comprehensive network of EV charging stations to our customers. We're committed to continually upgrading our facilities to meet new customer needs. This is not only a step in sustainability, but convenience for the growing number of EV drivers in our local communities,” says Greg Miles, COO, Scentre Group

 

All EV drivers will be able to identify charging station locations in Westfield centres via the ChargePoint app, online or through their BMW navigation system. 

 

BMW i CHARGING STATIONS.

All EV and PHEV owners can access the free network of universal charging stations at the following participating centres.

 

New South Wales

  • Westfield Bondi Junction
  • Westfield Chatswood
  • Westfield Miranda
  • Westfield Sydney
  • Westfield Parramatta
  • Westfield Warringah Mall

Queensland:

  • Westfield Carindale
  • Westfield Chermside

Victoria:

  • Westfield Doncaster
  • Westfield Southland

 

BMW i3 Display featuring augmented
reality experience.

 

The BMW i3 embodies BMW i’s latest innovations in providing the cleanest urban driving experience possible. The BMW i3 display touring Westfield shopping centres showcases these innovations through an augmented reality experience.

 

Utilising integrated iPads, visitors to the display can hover over vehicle hotspots to discover the i3’s green credentials. This presents facts about the vehicle’s interior features with highlights including recycled polyester seat trims that incorporate 40 per cent pure new wool, sustainable eucalyptus featured on interior and dash trims and olive leaf extract used to naturally tan interior leathers.

 

The experience will also explore the i3’s functionality – thanks to coach doors and a lounge-like rear seat – and focus on power, carbon core chassis construction, fast charging ability, electric engine and regenerative braking ability.

 

To find out when the display will be visiting your local centre, please see the Events section on the Westfield website www.westfield.com.au.

 

Valet parking sponsorship.

 

BMW has proudly extended its partnership with Westfield announcing a surprise and delight program at valet for Westfield customers at participating centres.

 

About BMW i:

 

BMW i is a BMW Group brand and stands for visionary vehicle concepts and technologies, connected mobility services as well as a new understanding of premium strongly defined by sustainability.

 

BMW i is represented in 50 countries with the vehicles BMW i3 (electric car for metropolitan regions) and the BMW i8 (Plug-in-Hybrid sports car).

 

BMW i also incorporates BMW iPerformance automobiles (all BMW Plug-in- Hybrid vehicles) and the associated mobility services DriveNow (CarSharing), ReachNow (CarSharing 2.0), ChargeNow (easy access to the biggest charging point network worldwide), ParkNow (easy search, reservation and payment of parking spaces), BMW i Ventures (investment in young companies with the focus on urban mobility) and the BMW i Urban Mobility Competence Centre (for consulting cities, towns and municipalities).

 

About Scentre Group:

 

 

Scentre Group (ASX Code: SCG) is the owner and operator of Westfield in Australia and New Zealand with interests in 39 centres encompassing approximately 11,545 retail outlets and total assets under management of $45.7 billion