The BMW Group announced a new partnership with the non-profit Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) to develop clean solutions for future urban transportation.
As part of the cooperation, BMW Group kicks off its annual BMW Group Dialogue Series at LACI on June 6th and 7th. The theme for this year’s series of sustainability-oriented stakeholder discussions is “Cities in Progress,” which will focus on analysing the specific transportation challenges facing cities and debating concrete solutions for improving quality of life.
“The BMW Group is a leader in the field of premium mobility, with more than a quarter of a million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the world’s roads and a range of connected and mobility services,” said Simon Euringer, VP of the BMW Group Technology Office USA. “The Incubator is an ideal partner for us as LACI pursues the same goals as the BMW Group and also has innovative visions and strategies”.
The purpose of LACI’s zero emissions transportation partnership is to bring together key partners to accelerate transportation electrification and zero emissions goods movement by the time the world arrives in Los Angeles by 2028.
“We are so pleased that the BMW Group has decided to kick off their ‘Cities in Progress’ Dialogues here at LACI; it’s particularly fitting as BMW has committed to join with public and private sector leaders, utilities and regulators in LACI’s newly formed transportation innovation and electrification partnership,” stated Matt Petersen, LACI President and CEO.
“Given BMW is a driving force in urban mobility, we look forward to working together to establish the Zero Emissions 2028 Road Map, pilot new mobility innovations and identify opportunities for start up while fighting climate change, reducing air pollution and improving quality of life in our cities.”
The cooperation between LACI and the BMW Group will be managed locally from the BMW Group Technology Office USA in Mountain View, CA.
As part of the BMW Group Dialogues, the BMW Group is also working with the C40 group, a global network of 90 cities worldwide committed to fighting climate change and reducing greenhouse gases in cities through targeted measures.