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BMW makes cars greener by tapping own wind power

Move expected to help the firm shave its demand for electricity at peak times at its factory in Leipzig

Elisabeth Behrmann & Brian Parkin | Bloomberg 

BMW AG is tapping its own wind turbines and recycled batteries to power machines that make cars like its i3 all-electric model, adding a new shade of green to the its production chain. The carmaker is linking 700 “second-life” i3 electric-car batteries to store power from four wind turbines located at its so-called Storage Farm in Leipzig, which will help it build new i3s and 1- and 2-Series models, the Munich-based carmaker said Thursday. The move to link wind power with old electric-car batteries is aimed at helping BMW shave its demand for electricity at peak ...

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First Published: Fri, October 27 2017. 00:13 IST