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Solar City & BMW teaming up

SolarCity, one of the country’s largest solar installation and financing firms, is teaming up with BMW to help homeowners affordably power their BMW electric vehicles.

Owners of BMW i series electric vehicles will get ten percent off SolarCity’s home solar installations as part of BMW’s “360° Electric” package

SolarCity offers solar leasing, with flexible financing options that include no upfront installation costs and 20 years of locked-in solar energy rates.

Credited: BMW i

Credited: BMW i

“This partnership makes the more sustainable fuel option—emissions-free solar electricity—also the more affordable one,” said SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive. “By making renewable energy far more accessible and affordable for its customers, BMW is helping to bring clean transportation into the mainstream.”

“Experience with our MINI E and ActiveE field trials has demonstrated that driving electric is a lifestyle, where customers gain a keen understanding of their driving habits beyond driving and are often inspired to find ways to live more sustainably,” said Rob Healey, BMW’s EV Infrastructure Manager.

“With help from SolarCity, BMW i customers will have the opportunity to maximize the commitment to sustainability,” he continued. “This reinforces the entire concept behind the BMW i3, which is engineered and produced by the most sustainable manufacturing process in the automotive industry.”

It’s not the first time BMW i has worked with a solar company – earlier this year, the company announced a partnership with SOLARWATT to develop solar-powered car ports for the vehicles.

The offer is available in the 14 states where SolarCity operates.


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