BMW Donates i3 For Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Charity Gala

3 years ago by Eric Loveday 2

Donated BMW i3

Donated BMW i3

Earlier this month, BMW donated a loaded BMW i3 REx worth approximately $55,000 to Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Gala.

“An all-electric, zero emission BMW i3 was donated to Make It Right, the charity that builds green homes, buildings and communities for people in need, for the raffle at its 2014 Gala on Saturday, May 17. Make It Right founder Brad Pitt and presenter Sandra Bullock led the pledges and announced the recipient of a new BMW i3, worth $55,000.”

We held out on running this article in hopes that we could gather intel on how much attention the BMW i3 drew and on how much raffle money it generated.  Our attempts to obtain that information failed, but still an electric vehicle donated for a worthy cause is, in our books, worthy of recognition.

Here the full press blast from BMW:

BMW Donates BMW i3 All-Electric Vehicle to Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Gala.

20.05.2014

New Orleans, LA – May 20, 2014… An all-electric, zero emission BMW i3 was donated to Make It Right, the charity that builds green homes, buildings and communities for people in need, for the raffle at its 2014 Gala on Saturday, May 17. Make It Right founder Brad Pitt and presenter Sandra Bullock led the pledges and announced the recipient of a new BMW i3, worth $55,000.

Currently available in the U.S., every element of the BMW i3 promotes sustainability. The BMW i3 is created using solar and wind power. It is the first mass-produced vehicle made primarily of carbon fiber reinforced plastic, resulting in an electric car that is strong and lightweight. The interior is made with high quality renewable materials like recycled plastics, responsibly forested eucalyptus wood, plant fibers and olive leaf extract. The BMW i3 was recently named the World Green Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year.

Make It Right has built 100 environmentally friendly homes, designed by some of the world’s top architects, in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans since it was founded in 2007. The funds raised from Saturday’s gala will be used to build more Make It Right homes in New Orleans, Kansas City, Newark and the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana.

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2 responses to "BMW Donates i3 For Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Charity Gala"

  1. Anon says:

    Maybe Brad Pitt would prefer a 300 mile range BEV with access to a supercharger network, instead?

    Did BMW –NOT KNOW– he’s already the proud owner of a Tesla P85???

    http://www.inautonews.com/brad-pitt-buys-tesla-model-s

  2. Spec9 says:

    Nice donation, BMW, thanks.

    Brad Pitt’s charity is a great one. He helps build eco friendly housing in New Orleans. It is three-fer:
    1. Help rebuild New Orleans.
    2. Build eco friendly housing with solar panels.
    3. Build housing for lower income families.

    His charity probably helps Louisiana keep its very generous solar panel incentive . . . A rarity in red states.