Winger BMW joins i network
Winger BMW in Wellington have officially opened the BMW i service centre this week, the first in the region. Over 200 guests were in attendance at the launch, including Minister of Transport Simon Bridges, Wellington Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle, Winger Group general manager Steve Hilson, BMW Group New Zealand managing director Florian Renndorfer, and BMW brand ambassador Jeff Wilson. “Fantastic to see more and more EVs being made available in New Zealand," Bridges said at the event. "Tonight in Wellington Winger BMW became an accredited supplier of BMW i3 and i8 models. This will help encourage the uptake of EVs in the Wellington region by giving people more options.” “With Winger BMW becoming an authorised BMW i dealer, this is a solid commitment towards sustainable e-mobility”, said BMW Group New Zealand managing director Florian Renndorfer. “Their offer of BMW i products provides both private and corporate customers with even more access to a wide range of electrified vehicles, charging and support across the region.” Eight fully electric and plug-in hybrid models are currently available on the market in New Zealand, including the BMW i3 EV, the BMW i8 and the new MINI Cooper S E Countryman plug-in hybrid. BME collaborated with ChargeNet NZ in 2016 to establish an ‘electric highway’, allowing EVs to drive up and down the country, which is still in development. Earlier this week, BMW committed to selling 100,000 electrified vehicles worldwide by the end of the year.