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How can we create a greener automotive world? Which measures make sense? And which facts are more fairytale than reality? We dig through the sustainability jungle and join experts on a search for trends, myths and future ideas in the field of sustainability.

15 December 2021

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#73 The long history of sustainability at BMW

Sustainability – this topic is more relevant than ever. But it is by no means new for BMW. Jonathan and Nicki take you on a journey almost five decades into the past. Yes, you read that right: five decades. BMW established sustainability as a central element of its corporate strategy back in the early 1970s. From the first baby steps to “Project i" through to BMW’s ambitious future goal: bringing the greenest car to market. In this episode, you’ll find out everything – and we promise not to spare you any details! Get ready for a sustainable journey through time. Fasten your seat belts, hold tight and off we go!

#68 A glimpse into the future: The BMW i Vision Circular | BMW Podcast

Welcome to the future! In this episode, we're taking you on a time-traveling journey to the year 2040. What you will see and hear is going to be big, we promise. We are looking into the future. And what do we see there? The BMW i Vision Circular. Nicki and Jonathan introduce you to the BMW of the future and can’t stop raving about it. They tell you everything there is to know about the concept vehicle, a remarkable combination of luxury and sustainability designed in keeping with the principles of circular economy: RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE, RE:CYCLE. Are you ready for a journey into the future? Then buckle up and press Play. Full speed ahead!

#066 What you can expect at the IAA Mobility 2021

We are delighted to be your personal tour guides today as we take a trip to Munich. True automobile fans will know at once why we are in the Bavarian capital. Just a little hint: It’s not for the pretzels and lederhosen. It’s for the cars. Lots and lots of cars! Nicki and Jonathan will guide you through this year’s International Mobility Show and talk about what BMW has to offer there. The circular economy, sustainability and urban mobility are the main topics at this year's IAA Mobility. Those who won’t get the chance to visit all the Spaces and Hubs, don’t worry: BMW has a virtual service to offer you. It is called “JOYTOPIA” and it really is something special! And if you’re lucky, you’ll even get to meet our hosts there. No ticket needed — and you don’t even have to be on site! Tune in and experience IAA Mobility 2021 from the luxury of your sofa.

#065 Kitesurfer Roderick Pijls, the iX3 and a sustainability mission

Swim, surf or kite along as we join professional kitesurfer Roderick Pijls on a journey of discovery through his career and over our seas. Because one thing’s for sure: You’ll find this man in the water more often than out of it. Kitesurfing is so much more to Roderick than his job and hobby, though. He wants to use his sport to draw attention to nature's beauty and vulnerability. He puts himself in unbelievable situations to do this, kiting over poisonous lakes or inside a volcano. Jonathan Tilley talks to Roderick about his special relationship with the sea, his sustainability mission, and the similarities between kitesurfing and driving an electric vehicle. Treat yourself to a fresh sea breeze with this episode. 

#053 Sustainability in every car BMW builds

If the first thing you think of when you think of sustainability is electromobility, you're not wrong. But there's a lot more the automotive industry is working on. CO2 reduction, recycling, and using resources more efficiently are goals BMW has set for itself. But what exactly is BMW doing to become more sustainable and achieve these goals? Join us for a deeper dive into the world of sustainability in this episode of Changing Lanes, BMW's official podcast, and find out why even peanuts can contribute to change.

#049 The sustainability expert behind BMW - Interview with Dr. Irene Feige

If you've ever wondered how efficient electric cars really are, don't know what impact recycled materials have on the automotive industry, or have never heard the term circular economy, this episode will provide "aha-moments". Sustainability expert Dr. Irene Feige exposes common myths and explains what the automotive industry and each individual can change to be sustainable - on and off the road. To find out all this and why sustainability shouldn't be reduced to better CO2 emissions, listen to the new episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW.