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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

ORACLE TEAM USA goes electric and sustainable in Bermuda

ORACLE TEAM USA has received four all-electric BMW i3 cars team members to use in Bermuda.

The island’s BMW dealership, Ultimate Motors, presented the cars to the team on Monday afternoon in a ceremony at the team base in Bermuda.

“The BMW i3 represents exciting, efficient, electric mobility, with the capacity to travel from Hamilton to Dockyard at least 10 times without having to re-charge. And 0-100 kph in 7.2 seconds,” said David Gibbons, chairman of Ultimate Motors in Bermuda.

Jimmy Spithill, the skipper for ORACLE TEAM USA, said the cutting-edge technology of BMW as demonstrated in its electric vehicles was a competitive advantage for his team.

“The first time we won the America’s Cup in 2010 was with the support of BMW as a technology partner and it’s great to have that behind us again in this campaign,” Spithill said. “The amount of innovation and technology that goes into these cars is proof what they can contribute to the team.”

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