BMW CHARGING: LIFE, IN CHARGE.

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

BMW X1 xDrive30e: Fuel consumption, combined WLTP in l/100 km[1][3][4]: 1.1–0.7; CO2 emissions, combined WLTP in g/km[1][3][4]: 24–16; Energy consumption, combined WLTP in kWh/100 km[1][3][4]: 19.3–16.8; Electric range, WLTP in km[1][2][3]: 71–85

Charge with peace of mind: simply, any time and any place. Electric cars and plug-in hybrids herald a new kind of mobility that is both efficient and convenient. So now you can drive without a care every day and on longer trips, thanks to flexible charging options and innovative charging technologies. Either quickly on the go or conveniently at home. Find the charging solutions that best suit your lifestyle.

CHARGING SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR ELECTRIC CAR.

BMW Charging charging on the go

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. In 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.

No matter what, you'll charge your electric car or plug-in hybrid most conveniently and comfortably at home. Conveniently and at your chosen charging speed using a BMW Wallbox or the BMW Flexible Fast Charger 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.

BMW CHARGING TECHNOLOGIES AND PRODUCTS.

BMW Charging Connected Home Charging
BMW Charging charge-optimised routes
BMW Charging charging cable

Connected Home Charging.

BMW's Connected Home Charging Package gives you everything you need in a single package to start charging at home right away. The BMW Wallbox Plus, the intelligent Smart Meter and access to practical additional features in the My BMW app to optimise charging. This comes with a professional installation package for your home.

Charge-optimized 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.

You don't need much to charge your electric car. The BMW Charging Card to charge at the public charging network comes with your BMW. And you can install a wallbox at your home if you wish to. Or simply charge at your domestic socket outlet.

BMW Charging BMW Wallbox
BMW Charging charging cable

BMW Wallbox Plus.

Simply and conveniently charge your plug-in hybrid or your all-electric BMW at home with the BMW Wallbox. With up to 22 kW. It's practical, safe, and compact. 

Fast charging cable (mode 3) for public charging.

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

VIEW CHARGING STATIONS FOR YOUR 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

You will find public charging stations with alternating current (AC) almost everywhere. 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

Wallbox / Flexible Fast Charger

At home you can charge your vehicle with a wallbox or the Flexible Fast Charger. Alternating current (AC) is used for both. Depending on the vehicle, special equipment and market, the wallbox provides a maximum charging output of 22 kW, the Flexible Fast Charger 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.

Domestic socket

Charge your vehicle conveniently at any time from a socket at home. This uses alternating current (AC). In the display, you will see the minimum time for charging from 0-100% battery charge level with an output of 2.3 kW. Use a BMW Wallbox to charge your vehicle at home quickly, safely and conveniently whenever you wish.

Filter charging stations

The charging capacity depends on the charge level, ambient temperature, individual driving profile and use of auxiliary devices as well as the actual vehicle selected. The charging times apply to ambient temperatures of 23 °C following a prior journey and may deviate according to usage characteristics.

 

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. Thanks to their high charging power, these stations offer very short charging times. For instance, a BMW i5 needs to charge for just 10 minutes to gain 146 to 196 kilometres. With the BMW Wallbox or BMW Flexible Fast Charger, a BMW i5 can be fully charged conveniently at home in 8:30 hours.

BMW Charging costs

THE COST OF AN ELECTRIC CAR.

What does it cost to charge an electric car? Save money with lower service costs and lower taxes. Are there subsidies or incentives for electric cars? Find out if an electric car makes sense for you.

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.

Take advantage of attractive tariffs, such as the Active Tariff, with its particularly inexpensive fixed prices. The first year is free with no basic fee to pay for BMW new car customers.

BMW Charging Destination Charging

BMW DESTINATION CHARGING

YOUR EXTENDED CHARGING NETWORK.

BMW Destination Charging aims to expand the charging options available to our customers. With a large number of charging points in 50 countries. Conveniently make the most of these exclusive charging options at your destination, thanks to many participating premium partners, such as hotels, restaurants, golf clubs, etc. While you enjoy your stay, your BMW is being charged. Conveniently find your premium charging option using your navigation system or your My BMW app. Become part of a worldwide charging network on destinationcharging@bmw.com.

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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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 wallbox. For general use, it makes sense 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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

BMW Charging Sustainability

SUSTAINABILITY.

As a global company, the BMW Group understands itself as an important part of society and takes reponsibility with regard to sustainability. Find out more about the principle of circular economy and the measures we take to reduce CO2 and to conserve resources.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.


BMW X1 xDrive30e: Fuel consumption, combined WLTP in l/100 km[1][3][4]: 1.1–0.7; CO2 emissions, combined WLTP in g/km[1][3][4]: 24–16; Energy consumption, combined WLTP in kWh/100 km[1][3][4]: 19.3–16.8; Electric range, WLTP in km[1][2][3]: 71–85

[1]
Official data for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, power consumption and electric range was determined in accordance with the prescribed measuring procedure and corresponds to European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the applicable version. For ranges, data determined as per WLTP takes into account any optional equipment (available on the German market in this case). For vehicles that have been newly type approved since 1 January 2021, only the official data according to WLTP exists. In addition, NEDC values are deleted from the certificates of conformity as of 1 January 2023 by EC regulation 2022/195. For more information about NEDC and WLTP measuring procedures visit www.bmw.com/wltp

Further information about fuel consumption and official model-specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the "Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and electric power consumption for new passenger cars", available free of charge at all points of sale, at the Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern-Scharnhausen, Germany, and under https://www.dat.de/co2/.

[2] Range depends on various factors, in particular: individual driving style, route characteristics, outside temperature, heating/air conditioning, pre-conditioning.

[3] Performance data of petrol engines apply to vehicles using RON 98 fuel. Fuel consumption data apply to vehicles using reference fuels in accordance with EU Regulation 715/2007. Unleaded RON 91 and higher with a maximum ethanol content of 10% (E10) may also be used. BMW recommends RON 95 fuel. For high-performance automobiles, BMW recommends RON 98 fuel.

[4] For plug-in hybrid: Weighted, combined (EC AC Charge Weighted)