Top 10 Super Green Things About The BMW i3

6. Eucalyptus Wood

eucalyptus wood

Not as radical as reclaimed sunken driftwood or forest fire reclaimed wood like (now defunct) Fisker Automotive once boasted of for its Karma, BMW is still being eco-sensitive when it chooses Eucalyptus wood.

The i3’s dashboard trim is “crafted from responsibly-forested eucalyptus” says BMW of the hardwood that is harvested from plantations.

It is a dense, straight-grained wood, with excellent properties, and it also is used for things like flooring and outdoor furniture.

Eucalyptus wood is considered renewable and thus sustainable, and part of the conscious effort to take the BMW to a deeper shade of green.