BMW announced four new apps for iPhone Apple: Audible (downloadable audio books and other spoken-word content), Glympse (location sharing), Rhapsody (subscription music service) and TuneIn (Internet radio).
• Audible downloadable audio books and other spoken-word content. Has Whispersync for Voice technology.
BMW Manufacturing of Greer was a recipient of the 2012 Duke Energy Power Partner Award Wednesday in an award presentation in Spartanburg.
BMW has been using methane gas generated at a landfill located near the plant site to efficiently cogenerate electrical power and hot water. Methane gas is captured and converted to energy providing nearly 50 percent of the plant’s total energy needs. The landfill gas-to-energy project has saved BMW an annual average of $7 million in energy costs, the company reports.
BMW Manufacturing announced today the successful expansion of the company’s hydrogen fuel-cell material handling equipment across its 4.0 million square foot production facility.
In 2010, BMW completed the installation of a hydrogen storage and distribution area near the plant’s Energy Center to power about 100 pieces of fuel cell material handling equipment. Since that time, the company has more than doubled its hydrogen-fuel cell fleet to approximately 230 units to service the plant’s production and logistics functions.
The Greer-assembled BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle was a plus in a month that showed an overall increased sales of 0.5 percent for BMW brand (BMW and MINI).
BMW brand vehicles totaled 21,311 sold compared to 21,204 vehicles sold in February 2012. The X5 sales were up 21.9 percent with 3,931 units sold compared to the same month in 2012.