BMW charging BMW i3s man at charging station

CHARGING OF OUR ELECTRIC CARS AND PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

CHARGING OF OUR ELECTRIC CARS AND PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

ALL THE INFORMATION & TIPS ON OUR CHARGING OPTIONS.

To make sure you can find the right charging options for your plug-in hybrid or your electric car easily and conveniently, we have compiled the essential information for private and public charging as well as the appropriate cable types. You will also find useful tips here.

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CHARGING OPTIONS.

 BMW public charging BMW hybrid vehicles at a charging station in front of a building

Public charging of electric cars and plug-in hybrids.

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with electric vehicle charging operator Chargefox, providing customers of the progressive BMW i3 and i3s 120Ah with a convenient solution now and into the future.
Chargefox
BMW private charging BMW i3 at a charging station in front of a private home

Private charging of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids.

Especially when you are at home, charging your battery should be as convenient as possible. This is why we offer several options of charging stations, so-called BMW Wallboxes, as well as a charging cable that you can plug into any socket. This enables you to adapt the charging times and corresponding ranges to match your precise circumstances. Furthermore, the BMW installation service is available to help you set up the Wallbox.

BMW WALLBOXES.

The easiest way to recharge an electric car is to do it at home. With a BMW Wallbox, this can be done quickly and easily. If you need help with installation, our installation partners are ready to assist.

CHARGING CABLE FOR ELECTRIC CARS AND PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

Charging cables are distinguished by the type and charging intensity. For private charging, a standard cable, the so-called “Mode 2” charging cable, is supplied with the vehicle and can be used in combination with conventional domestic sockets with alternating current (AC). For public charging, however, the public AC charging cable or also “Mode 3” charging cable is recommended. As hybrid and electric vehicles are designed for certain charging capacities, the rate of charging varies according to the vehicle. In the case of our plug-in hybrids, for example, so-called high-power charging is currently not available, because they do not support the CCS (Combined Charging System) plug standard.

FAQ ON CHARGING ELECTRIC CARS.

  • What does it cost to charge an electric car average?

    The average costs for charging an electric car vary and depend on the local electricity tariff and/or the provider of the charging station.

  • What is the right way to charge an electric car?

    Charging an electric car correctly simply involves inserting the plug. The coloured display inside the charging port flap tells you whether charging is taking place correctly. The charging operation is terminated automatically when the battery is fully charged, which thus protects the battery.

  • How long does it take to charge an electric car?

    The time taken to charge electric cars (depending on the cable or charging station) takes longer with alternating current (AC), while direct current (DC) is significantly faster. The new BMW i3, for example, is charged from 0-80% after approx. 40 min. when charged with 50 kW at a high-power charging (DC) station. It requires an app or a card for the DC station depending on the provider. Using the BMW Wallbox takes 3 h 12 min.

 BMW electric cars BMW i3 on the road three-quarter front view

ELECTRIC CARS.

BMW plug-in hybrids BMW hybrid vehicle on the road three-quarter front view

PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

BMW range BMW i3 against an urban backdrop with woman and child

RANGE OF OUR ELECTRIC CARS & PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.