In the ever-evolving landscape of electric vehicles (EVs), BMW is leading the charge toward a greener and more sustainable future with its all-inclusive BMW Charging program. Whether you’re considering an all-electric BMW for the first time or already own one, understanding the charging options available is crucial for a seamless and efficient electric driving experience. Let’s dive into the world of BMW Charging and explore how it can fit seamlessly into your life.
BMW Charging At A Glance
Whether you are on the road or at home, charging your all-electric BMW is made easy with a variety of charging options. Drive with confidence knowing that you have a way to stay charged wherever you go.
LEVEL 2 (AC) – Home + Public
- Fast 240V charging provides up to 30 miles of range per hour of charging
LEVEL 3 (DC FAST) – Public Only
- High-powered charging delivers up to 90 miles of range in just 10 minutes
LEVEL 1 – Any Outlet
- Charging back-up with 120V power provides up to 4 miles of range per hour of charging
Charging at Home: Power Up While You Rest
With the BMW Charging program, home charging is as convenient as it gets. You have two primary options:
Flexible Fast Charger
- The portable Flexible Fast Charger is included with every all-electric BMW
- Compatible with any 120V household outlet and 240V outlet (adapters included), accommodating your traveling needs
- Achieves a 9.6 kW charging speed at the recommended 240V, comparable to the BMW Wallbox
BMW Wallbox Charger
- Level 2 (240V) home charger
- Charges at 9.6 kW speed from 0-100% in as little as 12 hours
- Sleek, weather-resistant design for outdoor installation
- Includes a cable and plug holder for easy cable management
Pro Tip: Installing a BMW Wallbox or 240V outlet at home is made easy with the help of Qmerit, one of the nation’s largest providers of electrification solutions. Their quick and convenient installation services ensure you get set up with minimal hassle.
On-the-Go Charging with Public Charging
When you’re away from home and need a charge on-the-go, BMW Charging offers charging to keep you going on your day to day travels.
Level 2 (AC) Charging
- Ideal for longer stops or charging at your destination
- Up to 30 miles of range added per hour
Level 3 (DC Fast) Charging
- When you need a quick charge, Electrify America’s high-powered DC Fast chargers provide up to 90 miles of range in just 10 minutes
Pro Tip: Select all-electric BMW vehicles come with complimentary access to Electrify America’s charging stations for the first few years of ownership. Electrify America’s nationwide network provides easy access to charging stations wherever you go.
More Charging Stations Coming Soon!
In 2024, BMW is partnering with other major automakers to create a vast public charging network across North America. This network aims to provide at least 30,000 high-powered charge points in both urban and highway locations. This initiative will ensure that you can rely on fast-charging capabilities, digital integration, and driver-friendly amenities wherever you need them.
Frequently Asked Questions: Your Charging Queries Answered
To provide you with a comprehensive understanding of BMW Charging, let’s address some common questions you might have:
What equipment do I need to charge my BMW electrified vehicle?
Every all-electric BMW includes the Flexible Fast Charger for versatile home and on-the-go charging. Optionally, you can install the BMW Wallbox for faster Level 2 charging. When using public charging stations, no additional equipment is needed; your BMW is compatible with the standardized CCS and J1772 plugs found at these stations. Your vehicle’s navigation and the MyBMW App will help you locate these stations easily.
Can I start charging remotely?
Yes, using the My BMW App, you can schedule charging and pre-condition your vehicle for optimal comfort and battery performance before your departure.
How long does it take to charge an electric BMW at a public charging station?
Charging times at public stations vary based on battery size, maximum charging output, and initial battery charge. Generally, Level 2 charging is slower, taking about 30 miles per hour, while DC Fast Charging offers rapid charging, providing 108 miles in just 10 minutes for a BMW i4.
What’s the estimated range for BMW all-electric models on a single charge?
Estimated ranges vary by model and conditions. Here are some estimates:
- BMW i4 eDrive 35: 252-276 miles
- BMW i4 eDrive40: 283-301 miles
- BMW i4 xDrive40: 279-307 miles
- BMW i4 M50: 227-269 miles
- BMW i5 eDrive 40: 270-295 miles
- BMW i5 M60: 240-256 miles
- BMW i7 eDrive50: 301-321 miles
- BMW i7 xDrive60: 298-317 miles
- BMW i7 M70: 274-291 miles
- BMW iX xDrive50: 305-311 miles
- BMW iX M60: 296 miles
How do I enroll in Electrify America for electric charging stations?
To enroll in Electrify America, follow these four steps within the My BMW App:
- Add your electric BMW to the app.
- In the “Electromobility” section, click “View all on Electromobility,” then choose “Electrify America.”
- Get a charging contract, confirm data access, and create an Electrify America account.
- Confirm the Premium Offer and enter the enrollment code provided.
For assistance, contact BMW Customer Service at 1-855-236-1025 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What perks do BMW electric vehicle owners get with Electrify America?
BMW electric vehicle owners enjoy complimentary charging plans with Electrify America, with specific terms varying by model. Please refer to the product detail pages for exact program terms and eligibility criteria.
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BMW Charging is more than just a charging solution; it’s a commitment to enhancing your electric driving experience. With a range of home and public charging options, innovative trip planning features, and a forthcoming expansive charging network, BMW is paving the way for a sustainable and convenient future on the road. Embrace the future of driving with BMW Charging – it’s electric, it’s efficient, and it’s designed to fit. Galleria BMW has all you need for your electric drive. Browse our inventory of electric vehicles online and contact us with any questions you may have. We are here to help!