BMW wants you to be able to experience the great outdoors and not be bound by the range constraints of your electric vehicles. To that end, the company teamed up with multiple U.S. agencies two years ago like the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation to donate 100 EV charging stations in and around national parks across the country. Most of the EV chargers are now up and running.
BMW said that more than 90 of the promised charging stations have now been installed in and around the national parks. The last few are also going to open this month, meeting the promised 100 charging stations that it was going to set up.
It may not seem like enough, given the fact that much more significant campaigns are underway to greatly expand the number of electric vehicle chargers across the country. However, BMW’s initiative will certainly improve the availability of these chargers around national parks. Since demand for the chargers will only increase as more electric vehicles hit the market, one can never have too many EV chargers in the first place.
These charging stations have been installed in Everglades and Grand Canyon, two of the country’s most visited national parks, in addition to the Death Valley in California and the Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts.