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NYC Parks Receives 20 New BMW i3 Vehicles for 2015 TreesCount! Census

In a joint press conference held at the Julio Carballo Park in South Bronx, NY, BMW announced a donation of 20 i3 cars to the NYC Parks Commission for its TreesCount! 2015 program. They will be used by staff and volunteers to travel inside NYC’s five boroughs and count the street trees that are still standing.
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According to the organization, over 600,000 trees should still be helping the City of New York breathe better air these days but the census will give us a better idea of what we’re dealing with. And what better car to do all the counting than the BMW i3 EV?

The car is built out of carbon fiber reinforced polymer that is obtained using regenerable energy at the Moses Lake plant in the US. It is even assembled using the power coming from windmills in Leipzig, Germany.

“BMW’s vision for a more sustainable future aligns closely with New York City Parks’ TreesCount! mission. We are proud to donate 20 BMW i3 vehicles to help the City collect data that will enable it to understand the environmental and economic benefits of the street trees and inspire a new generation of New Yorkers who care about their city,” said Manuel Sattig, Head of Brand Strategy and Communication, BMW of North America.

To get an even better grasp of how eco-friendly the i3 is you need to know that the wood used on the dash comes from eucalyptus trees that are widely known as some of the fastest growing in the world, therefore quickly regenerating.

All twenty cars donated will begin their adventure counting trees in NYC today.

 
 
 
 
 

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