To help offset BMW’s energy demand, BMW maintains its own power station on site. The station is powered by four turbines fueled by reclaimed methane gas piped in from the nearby Palmetto Landfill. The turbines create enough energy to satisfy about 30% of the plant’s electrical needs and about 50% of the plant’s total energy requirements. Use of methane gas reduces the plant’s carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 92,000 tons per year.
Based on calculations provided by the EPA, the reduction of 92,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year is equivalent to the benefit of planting over 23,000 acres of trees annually or 30 times the size of New York’s Central Park.
The BMW Performance Center
We’re proud to build the Ultimate Driving Machine at our Spartanburg plant, and just across from our front doors is the BMW Performance Center, home to the BMW Performance Driving School.
Participants will be able to take part in many different BMW experiences, like a day of pushing a BMW M vehicle to its limits, going off-road in a BMW X vehicle, teaching new teen drivers the basics of car control and gripping the handle bars of a BMW Adventure Bike to take it through an off-road course.
If you’ve recently ordered a new BMW, you’ll be able to enjoy the unique event of taking delivery at the Performance Center, including a class in a BMW just like your own. Then, a team of BMW experts will go over your new vehicle’s every detail before you get to take the wheel and drive it home.
Ownership of a BMW is not required to take a class, simply a desire to push an Ultimate Driving Machine to its limits while learning to be a safer, stronger and more confident driver.
For more information, visit bmwperformancecenter.com or call 1-888-345-4BMW.