BMW ActiveHybrid models unite athletically dynamic driving characteristics with environmentally sound efficiency. Besides the savings potential of state-of-the-art hybrid technology, a further decisive contribution to the concept of sustainability comes from recycling end of life vehicles.
Even during the development phase, BMW engineers are therefore intensively involved with “Design for Recycling” and especially with the reutilisation of high-voltage storage systems, as used in hybrid vehicles. The BMW Group makes the knowledge it acquires available in the International Dismantling Information System. IDIS thus provides a site for car recycling enterprises to retrieve detailed information on how to handle hybrid vehicles and high-voltage batteries. Specialised firms can then employ suitable processes to recover valuable materials.