DriveNow says an extra 130 electric BMW i3 models will be joining its current fleet of 50 i3 cars in London.

The BMW Group subsidiary’s car-sharing service is moving towards its aim of an 80% all-electric club by 2025. The new BMW i3 will allow DriveNow members to extend their journeys with an increased driving range of 160 miles.

DriveNow is the only car-sharing operator in the UK offering the new BMW i3 and is available in nine boroughs in the capital. The announcement follows the 2018 expansion into five new London boroughs: Westminster, Barnet, Tower Hamlets, Southwark and Brent, which made London the largest city of operations for DriveNow.

“The introduction of the new BMW i3 is such a positive step forward for DriveNow and the e-mobility industry,” said DriveNow UK MD, James Taylor.

“It makes sense for us to expand our electric fleet and continue to offer customers a sustainable alternative to privately-owned transport. We have an important role to play in London, helping to normalise EV use and contribute further to improvements in air quality.”

DriveNow will phase out the older BMW i3 models currently in the fleet, throughout April, with just the newest editions remaining.

The expansion will see DriveNow increase its current fleet to 720 BMWs and Minis now available across London.