Four projects aiming to find solutions to decarbonise commercial transport and tackle EV range anxiety have received a share of £91.7 million funding.
BMW and Mini UK have partnered with Off Grid Energy that will see its used electric vehicle (EV) batteries used as mobile power and fast charging units.
BMW has introduced its new eZone technology that will automatically switch its plug-in hybrid models to zero emissions when driving in low emission areas.
BMW Group has signed a deal with Otonomo, the automotive data services provider, to share its anonymised crowd data collected from sensors on its vehicles to help smart cities inform future infrastructure policy.
BMW and Daimler pull car-sharing services from multiple markets, including UK and North America, blaming rising infrastructure costs and "low adoption rates".