Back in April 2017, BMW announced a partnership with the US National Park Service that would see several dozen EV chargers installed at or adjacent to various national parks in an effort to make parks more accessible to EV owners.
BMW announced this week that it will finish the project, donating 100 electric vehicle chargers in national parks nationwide this month. More than 90 have already been installed, with the remainder to be operational by the end of July.
"Thanks to public-private partnership, electric vehicle drivers can enjoy a quintessential national park road trip," said Will Shafroth, president of the National Park Foundation, in a statement. "Not only will drivers benefit, but also the businesses and communities at the doorstep of our treasured national parks."
The goal wasn't just to add more chargers, but to give EV owners the chance to get out and enjoy nature without any range anxiety. The first charger to be established as part of this partnership went online in 2017 at the Thomas Edison National Historical Park in New Jersey.