HOW eDRIVE ZONES WORK.
The BMW eDrive Zones service, available as standard on BMW plug-in hybrid models running the latest BMW Operating System 7.0, works using geo-fencing technology via GPS within the vehicle’s navigation system. The eDrive Zones are highlighted graphically on the vehicle’s Central Control Display navigation screen, so drivers can see their location.
This feature, which is enabled in customer vehicles as of today, covers the same geographic area as the TFL Congestion Charge/ULEZ zone in London, while in Birmingham the service covers the city’s Clean Air Zone. BMW eDrive zones can also be found in Aberdeen, Bath, Belfast, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Coventry, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Oxford and Sheffield. In Ireland, BMW eDrive zones are in Dublin, Limerick and Cork.
The BMW eDrive Zones service is now available as standard on BMW 330e, BMW 530e, BMW 545e, BMW 745e, BMW X3 xDrive30e and BMW X5 xDrive45e, with additional compatible models launching in the future. BMW eDrive Zones have also been made available via a free over-the-air software update for compatible BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles, meaning existing customers can also benefit from this technology.