Fairmont Beijing Guests to Experience BMWs Electric i Series

Travel News Asia Videos Podcasts Latest Travel News Asia Thursday, 4 September 2014

Fairmont Beijing has partnered BMW to showcase the carmakers new electric i Series range of cars.

Guests booking airport transfers and the Fairmont Beijings Passion Package will, for the next three months, be transported around the city in an emission-free BMW i Series car so they can experience them first-hand.

Fairmont Beijing partners with BMW as part of a Wise City Action initiative encouraging major property companies in Beijing and Shanghai to install re-charging facilities for electric vehicles. The hotel is one of the first real estate locations with re-charging.

As we all know, all-electric vehicle and hybrid cars need charging regularly, and without convenient and safe charging facilities, wider use of low-carbon electric cars cannot come true. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has a long-standing reputation as a pioneer of environment protection with the brands environmental programming dating back to 1990. That comprehensive commitment to minimising our impact on the planet is now extending to China, said Fairmont Beijings General Manager, Michael Ganster.

Sustainably designed throughout through intelligent lightweight construction with carbon and an aerodynamic design, the all-electric BMW i3, is locally emission-free for city driving and has a range of up to 160 km.

The BMW i8 is a plug-in hybrid that brings together the advantages of electro mobility and innovative engine technology. The result is an extraordinarily dynamic driving experience - with extremely low consumption and CO2 emissions.

With a long history of social involvement and sustainable practices, Fairmont is committed to having a positive impact in the communities where our guests and colleagues work, live and play. More than two decades after leading the foray into  environmental stewardship, we are again raising the bar with this new sustainability partnership with BMW i Series, taking the lead in the Wise City Action campaign, said Mr. Ganster.

Fairmont Beijing began co-operating with BMW, providing BMW bikes with a guiding app for guests to explore Beijings ancient hutongs. In North America, complimentary local shuttle services by BMW are provided at all Fairmont hotels in Canada and the United States. Globally, Fairmont hotels also have BMW bicycles available for guests to get outside and experience their destination on two wheels.

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