What could be more green that installing electric vehicle charging stations at a national park, right? Turns out that’s pretty much what BMW is doing as the company has officially turned on an EV charger that they have installed at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park, where it will be one of 100 EV charging stations they plan to install across US national parks.


This is thanks to a partnership between the National Park Foundation, National Park Service (NPS), Department of Energy, and BMW where the goal is to try and get more EVs into national parks. This is because of issues like range anxiety where it might discourage EV owners from venturing out to further and more remote locations, such as national parks.

According to BMW’s head of group region Americas Ludwig Willisch, “Together with our partners, I hope that we can channel a little of Edison’s spirit and, in the same way that he made electric power widely available, make electric vehicle charging more widely available for everyone.”

It is expected that this initiative should take about 2 years to complete, and the locations of where the EV chargers should be placed will be determined by proximity and strength of local EV markets, other nearby EV chargers, and how the chargers will fit into the landscape.

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