Commission statement on launch of BMW’s London 2012 fleet

July 18, 2011

BMW has officially handed over the first vehicle to support the 2012 Games. A total of 400 bicycles will be used by LOCOG in the run-up to and during the Games as part of a wide range of vehicles supplied by the BMW Group. Electric vehicles will also play an important role in the fleet.

Shaun McCarthy, Chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 said “As a major sponsor of the Games and a Sustainability Partner, we have been impressed with the dedication BMW has shown to tackling the twin problems of air quality and carbon emissions.  We welcome their contribution to the inclusion agenda by adapting a proportion of their Games-time vehicle fleet to enable them to be driven by disabled people. We understand this to be a first for the Olympic Games. We look forward to their contribution to a sustainable Games next year.”

The full statement from the BMW Group can be read here