BMW of North America donated 20 BMW i3 vehicles in support of NYC Parks for its TreesCount! 2015 census program. Staff and volunteers can use the BMW i3 vehicles to easily travel throughout the five boroughs. These areas combined have more than 600,000 street trees. The BMW i3 vehicles help to ensure a greener future for the City of New York, its residents and visitors.

“We are so grateful for BMW’s support as we conduct our third street tree census across New York City. The innovative BMW i3 vehicles are a perfect fit with the new technology and mapping tools we are launching during Trees Count! 2015,” said Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, NYC Parks Commissioner.

In 2014 BMW launched the all-electric BMW i3 and BMW i8, a plug-in hybrid sports car. Every element of the vehicles was built using high quality renewable materials and sources.  The launch of the i3 and i8 deepened BMW’s commitment to sustainability.

“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.

The BMW i3 vehicles were deployed across all five boroughs earlier this week.