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BMW Sends ActiveE EV Fleet To The Crusher

greencarreports had an article about this as well. I know this article addressed it somewhat, but BMW spokesman Dave Buchko later released a statement to InsideEVs clarifying why they were crushing the cars… “As prototypes, the BMW ActiveEs may not be resold. Based on increasing demand, the most well-cared-for cars have been deployed to bolster the fleet of Drive Now, BMW’s car-sharing service in the San Francisco Bay Area, for a limited period. The total number of BMW ActiveEs in the Drive Now Fleet totals 150. Some have also been returned to Munich for additional research markets. Legal requirements make it impossible to keep these cars on the road in the U.S. indefinitely. Recycling of the vehicles locally is the most sustainably responsible means of handling the cars that are being taken out of service.”

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2014/05/31/bmw-sends-activee-ev-...

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