Electric cars have been becoming easier to own and operate throughout the U.S., but what happens if you live in a crowded city, like NYC, where car ownership is scarce? BMW’s ReachNow car-sharing service is making it easier for some NYC residents to drive an EV, since it’s now adding the i3 electric car to its fleet. Last week, the service, which is already available in Seattle, Portland and Brooklyn, announced that it will be giving some residents in Battery Park access to its fleet of i3 vehicles.
Thanks to the program, residents of the Solaire, a 27-story residential tower in Battery Park, will now be able to use a fleet of i3 vehicles. “The ReachNow program provides an added amenity to Solaire residents that promotes green living and accentuates a luxury lifestyle,” said Russell Albanese, Chairman of the Albanese Organization. “As the first developer to partner with ReachNow, we’re able to continue pioneering green living by enabling residents to be sustainable in their day-to-day travels outside of their environmentally friendly homes.”
Through the ReachNow service, 700 Solaire residents will have 24/7 access to an exclusive fleet of BMW vehicles, including the i3 and 3 Series models, making it convenient to grab a car for any occasion, whether it’s a short trip across town or a weekend getaway. “Our hope is that this partnership will also inspire other developers to offer the ReachNow service and electric vehicles at their properties to help make urban living, especially in New York City, more sustainable,” Albanese stated.
BMW will continue to expand the ReachNow program throughout the U.S. in 2017.
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