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BMW CHARGING: LIFE, IN CHARGE.

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHARGING YOUR BMW ELECTRIC CAR.

Electric cars and plug-in hybrids herald a new kind of mobility that is both efficient and convenient. So now you can drive care free every day and on longer trips, thanks to flexible charging options and innovative charging technologies, on the go or conveniently at home, charging solutions are available to suit your lifestyle.

HOW TO CHARGE YOUR ELECTRIC CAR.

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CHARGING ON THE GO.

Thanks to our extensive charging solutions, you'll also always find the right charging solution near you for your electric car or plug-in hybrid. Take advantage of one of Europe's largest charging networks, which is growing all the time. With up to 551,000 public charging points at which you can conveniently charge your electric car.

BMW Charging charging at home

CHARGING AT HOME.

You can charge your electric car or plug-in hybrid conveniently at home at your chosen charging speed* using a home charger or with the BMW Flexible Charging Cable at a high-power or domestic socket outlet. Find out more about the practical solutions that BMW offers to charge your electric car at home.

*Wall holder as well as other changeable adapter cables for domestic and industrial socket outlets optionally available

BMW CHARGING TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCTS.

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BMW Charging charging cable

Charge-optimised routes.

Always arrive relaxed at your destination. Plan charge-optimised routes for your journey with your electric car, and effortlessly find charging stations along the route. Our route planner calculates the fastest charging options near you or on your way. Either directly from your navigation device or the My BMW App.

Your charging equipment.

The BMW Charging Card which enables you to charge at charging points within the public charging network comes with your BMW. You can install a home charger at your home if you wish to or simply charge at your domestic socket outlet.

BMW Charging charging cable

Charging Cable Professional for Public Charging (mode 3).

Charge your plug-in hybrid or electric car at public AC charging stations with the Charging Cable Professional for Public Charging (mode 3). Depending on your model, this may come as standard as part of your BMW's delivery specification.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CHARGE AN ELECTRIC CAR?

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Public Charging

High-power charging station

You can charge your vehicle particularly quickly at a high-power charging station (e.g. such as those in the IONITY network). The direct current (DC) provided at these stations offers significantly higher charging capacities than with alternating current (AC), such as that supplied by a domestic socket. This is why high-power charging stations such as these are especially suitable for charging when travelling. In the display, you can see the minimum time needed to charge from 10 to 80% of the battery charge level with maximum vehicle charging capacity. Within this range, charging is fastest and also preserves the battery. A look at the map shows you all the high-power charging stations within the BMW Charging network. (Valid as of 22/03/2023)

Fast charging station

If you need to act quickly in the city or while travelling, a fast charging station is just the right choice. This is because the direct current (DC) provided at these stations offers higher charging capacities than with alternating current (AC), such as that supplied by a domestic socket. This is why fast charging stations such as these are especially suitable for charging when you are travelling. In the display, you can see the minimum time needed to charge from 10 to 80% of the battery charge level with up to 50 kW output. Within this range, charging is fastest and also preserves the battery. A look at the map shows you all fast charging station within the BMW Charging network. (Valid as of 22/03/2023)

AC charging station

They are especially suitable for regular charging over longer periods of time – such as overnight or while you are at work. In the display, you will find the minimum time for charging from 0-100% battery charge level with a maximum output of 22 kW. The charging performance depends on the equipment options for the vehicle. Take a look at the map and discover all the charging stations with alternating current in the BMW Charging network. (Valid as of 22/03/2023)

Home charging

Home Charger / Optional Flexible Charging Cable

At home you can charge your vehicle with a home charger or the optional Flexible Fast Charging Cable. Alternating current (AC) is used for both. Depending on the vehicle, special equipment and market, a home charger provides a maximum charging output of 22 kW, the Flexible Fast Charging Cable a maximum of 11 kW. In the display, you will see the minimum time for charging from 0-100% battery charge level with an output of 11 kW.

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These figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, accessories fitted (post-registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. Actual times may be longer and depend on a number of factors, including starting charge level, ambient temperature, age and condition of the battery, use of auxiliary devices, charging point capacity.

 

Use the My BMW App to find charging stations as well as to plan, check and manage charging operations – both at home and when travelling. Experience the full range of functions from the My BMW App in demo mode.

CHARGING AN ELECTRIC CAR:
MY BMW APP & SERVICES

YOUR BMW TAKES OVER THE WORK FOR YOU.

THE CHARGING TIMES OF ELECTRIC CARS.

Charging your electric car at high-power charging stations is the fastest method. With a charging power of up to 350 kW at fast charging stations, the time it takes to charge your car is reduced.

BMW Charging costs

THE COSTS OF ELECTRIC CARS.

What does it cost to charge an electric car? Find out if an electric car makes sense for you.

FOR CUSTOMERS BY CUSTOMERS: ELECTROMOBILITY IN EVERYDAY LIFE.

"We never regretted it." 

Watch the video to learn how difficult longer journeys with an electric car used to be. And how convenient and effortless BMW customers charge their electric vehicles today. Thanks to routes optimised for charging and additional functions that support you on your journey.

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HOW MUCH ELECTRICITY AN ELECTRIC CAR NEEDS.

The power consumption for charging an electric car depends on various factors. However, your own driving behaviour, the associated average speed and outside temperature also play a role in this. Monthly charging power costs depend, above all, on the distance travelled and the electric car's consumption. Your own driving behaviour also affects this. Furthermore, the selected charging tariff and charging locations are also key factors in the electricity cost.

BMW Charging service life

BATTERY

OPTIMISING THE LIFE OF YOUR ELECTRIC CAR BATTERY.

The service life of a high-voltage battery can be affected by your own usage habits. Your high-voltage battery should mainly be charged at a low charging power at AC charging stations or at a Home Charger. For general use, it is recommended to run your car with a battery charge of between 10% and 80%. You can set a charging target of 80% for this. An efficient and anticipatory driving style also helps to increase the range of the battery and optimise its service life.

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