BMW Donates 30 Charging Stations to Jeju Island, South Korea – i3 Sales to Start There Next May
Jeju Island, South Korea is home to 592,00 people. At 714 square miles, the Jeju is large by island standards.
As part of BMW’s recent efforts to support electric vehicle adoption around the globe, the automaker donated 30 charging stations to Jeju Island.
Of course, BMW wouldn’t have donated those chargers were it not for the looming launch of the i3 in South Korea. BMW says the i3 will land there in May 2014.
In donating those chargers to South Korea, BMW becomes the first automaker to support the nation in that way. Never before has an automaker donated chargers directly to South Korea, so we applaud BMW for being first.
Korea Times reports that the donated chargers will be “installed in apartment complexes, resort areas and restaurants so that owners of EVs can easily recharge their vehicles.”
For Jeju, electric vehicles are seen as critical to maintaining the islands environment, especially since it’s considered one of the world’s Seven Wonders of Nature. Jeju Island aims to be totally emissions free by 2030.
Source: Korea Times