SolarCity Partners With BMW i to Create Exclusive Solar Service Package for BMW i Drivers

SolarCity Partners With BMW i to Create Exclusive Solar Service Package for
BMW i Drivers

  Drivers to Receive Exclusive Access to SolarCity's Most Affordable Service
             Option as a Feature of BMW's "360° Electric" Package

SAN MATEO, Calif., Nov. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SolarCity (Nasdaq:SCTY),
America's No. 1 full-service solar power provider, and BMW have partnered to
offer owners of the new BMW i vehicles exclusive access to SolarCity's most
affordable solar service option. The partnership will make it possible for
many BMW i owners in SolarCity's territories to power their cars with clean
electricity for less than it would cost with electricity provided by their
utility company.

SolarCity is BMW's preferred solar power partner. SolarCity's service will be
a feature in BMW's 360° Electric portfolio of innovative products and services
to support the EV lifestyle.

"Experience with our MINI E and ActiveE field trials has demonstrated that
driving electric is a lifestyle, where customers gain a keen understanding of
their driving habits beyond driving and are often inspired to find ways to
live more sustainably," said Rob Healey, BMW's EV Infrastructure Manager.
"With help from SolarCity, BMW i customers will have the opportunity to
maximize the commitment to sustainability. This reinforces the entire concept
behind the BMW i3, which is engineered and produced by the most sustainable
manufacturing process in the automotive industry."

As part of the partnership, BMW i owners will receive a 10-percent discount on
SolarCity's home solar offer with flexible financing options, including
options with no upfront installation cost and 20 years of locked-in solar
energy rates. The discount will be available with the purchase of any BMW i
vehicle at all participating BMW i Centers in SolarCity's 14-state service
territory. SolarCity makes it possible for many homeowners to install solar
panels with no upfront costs, and pay less for solar electricity than they
currently pay for utility bills, with insurance, repairs and monitoring
service included.

"This partnership makes the more sustainable fuel option—emissions-free solar
electricity—also the more affordable one," said SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive. "By
making renewable energy far more accessible and affordable for its customers,
BMW is helping to bring clean transportation into the mainstream."

360º Electric is BMW's vision of holistic electric mobility, which extends
past the vehicle itself to include the realms of charging infrastructure and
home energy use. The 360º Electric portfolio will provide services and
products to ensure that BMW i drivers have the driving experience expected
from a BMW while making every component of electric driving convenient and
environmentally sustainable.

Potential customers who are interested in this special offer or want to learn
more about the partnership can visit or call
866-832-SOLAR (7652).

About SolarCity

SolarCity® (Nasdaq:SCTY) provides clean energy. The company has disrupted the
century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to
homeowners, businesses and government organizations for less than they spend
on utility bills. SolarCity gives customers control of their energy costs to
protect them from rising rates. The company offers solar power, energy
efficiency and electric vehicle services, and makes clean energy easy by
taking care of everything from design and permitting to monitoring and
maintenance. SolarCity currently serves 14 states and signs a new customer
every five minutes. Visit the company online at and follow
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About BMW

BMW NA has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor
Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United
States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service
organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the
MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, an
industrial design firm in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley
and various other operations throughout the country.BMW Manufacturing Co.,
LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group's global manufacturing network and
is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 Sports Activity Vehicles and
X6 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in
the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car centers, 335 BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle centers, 142 BMW motorcycle retailers, 83 MINI passenger car
dealers, and 30 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (U.S.) Holding Corp., the
BMW Group's sales headquarters for North, Central and South America, is
located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

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