At each Formula E stop around the globe, a specially prepared version of the BMW i8 exemplifies the BMW Group strategy for Electro-Mobility: NUMBER ONE > NEXT, as an example of the transfer of track technology to the road’s tarmac.
The BMW Group is racing through a historic time of change, where the electric powertrains of the future, compete today, and road-going electrified vehicles have begun to populate the streets of the world.
In fact, The BMW Group succeeded in its commitment to the future by delivering 100,000 electrified vehicles by the end of 2017, as it had promised. BMW achieved this goal through a dedicated strategy and a deep appreciation of its responsibility to the environment and future generations.
Four Decades of Driving the Future: The BMW Junior Team
BMW’s interest in future generations is nothing new. Four decades ago, in 1977, initiated by the managing director Jochen Neerpasch, BMW Motorsport GmbH founded the BMW Junior Team. It was the first time in German car racing that a works team had introduced a team entirely consisting of junior level drivers. The program thrives today and counting some of the most accomplished drivers as its Alumni.