BMW Expands DriveNow Program in San Francisco

By Daniel Berg on 8 May 2014
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A BMW ActiveE in San Francisco

A BMW ActiveE in San Francisco

BMW announced it is adding street parking in San Francisco for its car-sharing program, DriveNow. The company will add 80 electric BMW ActiveE vehicles to its fleet, which will be available on San Francisco streets and at 17 DriveNow locations in the Bay Area, including Palo Alto and both San Francisco and Oakland International Airport.

DriveNow was launched in Germany in 2011, and is a part of BMW i, BMW’s brand that focuses on sustainability. Members are able to use the program to locate, reserve, and park cars on specific streets. The San Francisco launch area will cover various streets between Potrero Avenue and Folsom Street, as well as between 16th and 26th Streets.

By the end of the year, DriveNow aims to extend street parking to include the Bernal Heights, Haight Ashbury, Noe Valley, North Panhandle, Alamo Square and Potrero Hill neighborhoods, as well as additional stations in the Bay Area, including at San Jose International Airport.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)