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CHARGING WITH BMW: FAST, SIMPLE AND FLEXIBLE.

Charging made simple with BMW Charging.

CHARGING WITH BMW: FAST, SIMPLE AND FLEXIBLE.Charging made simple with BMW Charging.

No matter where you are or what you are planning with your electrified BMW, the charging solutions from BMW Charging and its numerous tailor-made offers make sure that all the options for home charging or public charging are always available to you. Explore electromobility, as simple, flexible, individual and transparent as you could wish for.

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BMW e-mobility electric vehicle charging point Home Charging

HOME CHARGING.

BMW Charging makes the process of home charging simple and convenient for you because it makes use of the parking time that was in any case scheduled for your vehicle. A large number of different options are available to you here: the standard charging cable for the domestic socket, for example. Or the Flexible Fast Charger, which you can use flexibly and via an adapter solution with a domestic socket or with an industrial socket at a charging capacity of 11 kW for even faster charging. Or you can opt for the BMW Wallbox, which with a 22 kW charging capacity offers the most convenient experience of all. Alternatively, you can also choose a Smart Wallbox from our partner (market-specific) with billing and extended control functions. Our range additionally includes an installation service for your Wallbox or Flexible Fast Charger and special green electricity tariff for charging at home. Your BMW partner will be pleased to give you advice – on the tailor-made packages available as well.

BMW e-mobility electric vehicle charging point public charging

PUBLIC CHARGING.

You are on the move and want to charge your BMW electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle during your shopping trip or also charge the battery during longer journeys. With BMW Charging you have access to a constantly expanding network of public charging points in urban areas, at parking lots and along important arterial routes – including high-power charging stations for ultra-fast charging of your electric vehicle. The charging stations are displayed in the navigation systems of your BMW, via app as well as online on the website www.bmw-charging.com and can be activated via app or using the BMW Charging Card. The BMW Charging Card is included in the supply schedule of your BMW electric vehicle or with BMW plug-in hybrids.

BMW e-mobility electric vehicle charging point charging at work

WORKPLACE CHARGING.

If you travel to work with your BMW electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle, BMW Charging also provides you with charging options here. More and more companies are using our services so that their employees can get into a fully charged car before they travel home. You can also use the steadily expanding and nationwide network of public charging points from various supplies or the charging stations of your employer. The best solution is to make use of the detailed information on the availability of public charging infrastructure at www.bmw-charging.com or simply display the public charging stations via the navigation system or the My BMW App*. We will be pleased to advise and support commercial customers or fleet operators seeking to set up charging solutions at the their company location. Simply contact your corporate client adviser and benefit from our range of services connected with charging.

*This requires the ConnectedDrive Services option and a compatible smartphone. The availability and functions of the My BMW App depend on the vehicle model and may vary according to the market. You will find detailed information at www.bmw.de.

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BMW e-mobility electric car charging BMW Wallbox Essential

BMW Wallbox Essential.

A filling station for the home. The permanently installed BMW Wallbox Essential charges a BMW quickly, reliably and conveniently with up to 22 kW. Apart from its space-saving, compact dimensions in the BMW design, the BMW Wallbox Essential also provides convenient cable management. The display allows for a check on the current status of the BMW Wallbox Essential at any time. The integrated fault current detection makes straightforward and economical installation possible.
BMW e-mobility electric car charging Smart Wallbox

Smart Wallbox (partner).

In addition to a charging capacity of 22 kW, the Smart Wallbox from our partner* also provides smart additional services for intelligent charging thanks to its extensive connectivity. It can be integrated into an existing home energy management system and conveniently controlled online. The separate recording and billing of loading processes is also possible. *Sample illustration
BMW e-mobility electric car charging Flexible Fast Charger

Flexible Fast Charger.

Whether at home or on the move – thanks to a waterproof casing and six metres of cable the Flexible Fast Charger is both versatile and suitable for mobile use. With a charging capacity of up to 11 kW, it is suitable for both the domestic mains supply and three-phase current and is supplied with appropriate adapter plugs. In order to utilise the full capacity, an industrial plug with enhanced performance is required. Our installation service is available to assist if required.
BMW e-mobility electric car charging Standard charging cable

Standard charging cable.

The standard charging cable with a 2.3 kW capacity is often supplied as standard with your electrified BMW.* Five metres in length, it generally ensures access to a domestic socket. Use of an extension cable and multi-plug connectors is prohibited. Use of an extension cable and multi-plug connectors is prohibited. A charging rate of 1.3 kW at 6 A is set as the default. You can either switch this limit on current off entirely in the vehicle settings menu or set the AC charging current to the precise amperage and according to your electrical installation. *market-specific offer
BMW e-mobility electric car charging Installation service

Installation service.

You can quite simply book our installation service along with your Wallbox. This guarantees that your wallbox is installed and set up safely and professionally. Incidentally, the service can also be booked for our efficient industrial socket if you wish to use your Flexible Fast Charger with the appropriate adapter at home.
BMW e-mobility electric car charging Green Energy

Green Energy.

The special green electricity tariffs allow you to charge your BMW electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle exclusively with the aid of energy from renewable sources, thus allowing you to further minimize your CO2 footprint. This tariff option can either be used for charging your BMW or also for covering your entire domestic energy demand.
BMW e-mobility electric car charging Package offers for Home Charging

Package Offers for Home Charging.

Tailor-made packages combine precisely those BMW Charging products and services that are optimally suited to your particular situation at home. For instance, you can choose a package consisting of a Wallbox, the appropriate installation service and a green electricity tariff for especially sustainable charging at home. Your BMW partner will be pleased to advise you and transfer all the necessary information to our partners, who will then take care of all the subsequent steps, such as delivery, installation and setting everything up.
BMW e-mobility electric car charging Connected Charging

Connected Charging.

With the digital services from Connected Charging you will find the nearest charging station in your area quickly and easily. The system informs you of their availability and the charging capacity offered. This saves you both time and travel when charging your BMW electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle.
BMW e-mobility electric car charging public charging

BMW Charging Card.

The BMW Charging Card is already included in the supply schedule of your BMW and offers access to the nationwide and steadily expanding public network of BMW Charging. It also includes a large number of high-power charging stations for ultra-fast charging on journeys in Europe, such as with our partner IONITY. Charging stations of various operators are indicated in the BMW navigation system, via app or on the website and can be activated via the app or the BMW Charging Card. A clear monthly bill lists all the operations conducted with BMW Charging.
BMW e-mobility electric car charging Charging cable (Mode 3) for public charging

Charging cable (Mode 3) for public charging.

For especially fast charging at AC charging stations, a charging device with a maximum capacity of up to 11 kW is installed in the vehicle as standard. This enables the electric battery to be charged to a level of 100% in approx. 7.5 hours, depending on the model.
BMW e-mobility electric car charging DC charging

DC charging.

DC charging – this is the new dimension of refuelling. At DC charging stations, charging with up to 50 kW is possible. This means that the high-voltage battery can, depending on the model, be charged up to 80 percent in approximately half an hour while on the move.
BMW e-mobility electric car charging IONITY

IONITY.

The IONITY joint venture, co-founded by the BMW Group, stands for the establishment of an efficient quick charging network for electric vehicles in Europe – an important step towards ensuring electric mobility even on long-distance journeys and thus establishing it on the market. You can thus charge your BMW iX3, for example, from 0% to 80% in only 34 minutes. The IONITY high-power charging stations are integrated into the public network of BMW Charging and can be used at an exclusive special price by means of an additional tariff.
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BMW e-mobility electric car charging Conntected Charging

Connected Charging.

With the services from Connected Charging you can efficiently exploit the range of your BMW electric and plug-in vehicle. The system informs you of the nearest charging stations along your route and indicates points of interest such as cafes or restaurants so that you can make the best possible use of the charging time.
BMW e-mobility electric car charging Charging cable (Mode 3) for public charging

Charging cable (Mode 3) for public charging.

The charging cable (Mode 3) for public charging enables you to conveniently charge the vehicle battery at public charging stations. It can be used for 3-phase charging with up to 22 kW charging capacity – the exact charging capacity depends on the vehicle and the charging station. The charging cable is five metres long and basalt grey in colour.
BMW e-mobility electric car charging Charging Solutions for employers

Charging Solutions for employers.

Workplace charging offers a convenient and straightforward opportunity to charge the car and use the time efficiently. This is where BMW corporate sales and our subsidiary Alphabet offer numerous charging services from leasing to electric fleet management for enterprises and employers. This involves special charging hardware such as AC/DC charging stations, wallboxes or also sockets for which the corresponding equipment is included in the supply schedule. In addition, there are billing solutions for charging company cars at home and on the move as well as many other options especially for commercial clients. And all of this means there are no further obstacles to your efficient daily routine.
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FAQ: THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON HOME CHARGING.

  • What is BMW Charging?
    BMW e-mobility BMW Home Charging FAQ

    BMW Charging is our all-round carefree solution for charging your BMW. Products and services from BMW Charging provide you with numerous tailor-made offers for charging at home and at public charging stations. The charging cable (Mode 3) for public charging and the BMW Charging Card are already included with the standard equipment. You thus have access to a network with more than 450,000 charge points around the world in inner cites, at car parks and along key arterial routes – including high-power charging stations for ultra-fast charging. You additionally receive a charging voucher which, depending on the vehicle and market, you can redeem for items such as a home charging solution. Be it charging hardware, digital solution or other services – our range is growing all the time. Also included is an installation service for your wallbox or a special green electricity tariff for charging at home.

  • How can I charge my BMW electric car and plug-in hybrid at home?

    The standard charging cable with a 2.3 kW capacity is often supplied as standard with your electric BMW.* Five metres in length, it generally ensures access to a domestic socket. Use of an extension cable and multi-plug connectors is prohibited. A charging rate of 1.3 kW at 6 A is set as the default. You can either switch this limit on current off entirely in the vehicle settings menu or set the AC charging current to the precise amperage and according to your electrical installation.
    A Wallbox is an especially convenient, fast and safe way to charge that shortens the process considerably when compared with a domestic mains socket. Two models are available:
    BMW WALLBOX ESSENTIAL.
    Up to 22 kW charging capacity, weatherproof reduced design, integrated cable management
    SMART WALLBOX.
    The Smart Wallbox from our partner provides extended functions for connectivity and intelligent control of charging at home.
    In addition, it is quite straightforward to book an installation service along with your Wallbox or conclude a special green electricity contract for charging your vehicle. Your BMW partner will be pleased to give you advice – on the tailor-made packages available as well.
    Also available is the Flexible Fast Charger with a capacity of up to 11 kW and a waterproof casing so that it is both versatile and suitable for mobile use. In order to utilise the full capacity, an industrial plug with enhanced performance is required. Our installation service is also available to assist if required. The Flexible Fast Charger is suitable for charging at 2.3 kW from domestic mains sockets as well.

    *market-specific offer

  • How can I check the charging status of my BMW electric car and plug-in hybrid?

    This is very straightforward using the My BMW App* on your smartphone or you can check the current charge level and available range of your BMW electric car and plug-in hybrid in the vehicle itself.


    *This requires the ConnectedDrive Services option and a compatible smartphone. The availability and functions of the My BMW App depend on the vehicle model and may vary according to the market. You will find detailed information at www.bmw.de.

  • What are the optimal battery charging levels for my BMW electric car?

    The ideal charge level is between 20% and 80%. Although lower or higher charge levels are possible, the range between 20% and 80% is recommended for optimising the life of your battery.


    A charging target of 80% covers all of your everyday routes. If you do actually need greater range occasionally, you can simply set a higher charging target.

  • What should I look out for when charging my BMW plug-in hybrid?

    As its name suggests, a plug-in hybrid can be charged from a socket, a Wallbox or at a public charging station. The maximum efficiency of a plug-in hybrid is achieved with a fully charged battery; which means that a charging facility should be available at home and at the workplace. Charge your BMW plug-in hybrid as often as possible so that you can always make full use of the additional electric drive.

  • What do I have to look out for when charging from the socket?

    The standard charging cable with a 2.3 kW capacity is often supplied as standard with your electric BMW.* Five metres in length, it generally ensures access to a domestic socket. Use of an extension cable and multi-plug connectors is prohibited. A charging rate of 1.3 kW at 6 A is set as the default. You can either switch this current limitation off entirely in the vehicle settings menu or set the AC charging current to the precise amperage and according to your electrical installation.


    *market-specific offer

  • Who will install my Wallbox or an industrial socket for the BMW Flexible Fast Charger at my home?

    You can quite simply book our installation service along with your Wallbox. This guarantees that your Wallbox is installed and set up safely and professionally. Incidentally, the service can also be booked for our efficient industrial socket if you wish to use your Flexible Fast Charger with the appropriate adapter at home.

  • Can I drive an electric vehicle if I have no charging option at home?

    Yes of course. Simply use the steadily expanding public network of BMW Charging or other charging stations as available, such as from your employer. The My BMW App* or the navigation system in your vehicle shows you public charge points in the vicinity. You will also find a map with the public charging infrastructure at www.bmw-charging.com.


    *This requires the ConnectedDrive Services option and a compatible smartphone. The availability and functions of the My BMW App depend on the vehicle model and may vary according to the market. You will find detailed information at www.bmw.de.

FAQ: THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON PUBLIC CHARGING.

  • What is BMW Charging?
    BMW e-mobility BMW public charging FAQ

    Charging made simple – BMW Charging provides various products and services that facilitate the process of charging your electric vehicle both in everyday use as well as on spontaneous trips or longer journeys. With BMW Charging we offer a steadily expanding and nationwide network of public charge points including high-power-charging stations from various providers. Get detailed information on the availability of public charging infrastructure – the best way is to visit www.bmw-charging.com or simply display the public charging stations via the navigation system or the My BMW App*. Incidentally, the BMW Charging App is also available to you as a portal for public charging. The charging cable for public charging and the BMW Charging Card for straightforward, fast charging are already included with the standard equipment. Within 24 hours of being activated, it gives you unlimited access to the public charging network – so simply get charging!
    *This requires the ConnectedDrive Services option and a compatible smartphone. The availability and functions of the My BMW App depend on the vehicle model and may vary according to the market. You will find detailed information at www.bmw.de.

  • Where can I charge my BMW electric car and BMW plug-in hybrid while travelling?

    Through public charging, the steadily expanding public network of BMW Charging means that you not only have charging stations from a wide range of operators at your disposal in inner city areas or in car parks but also high-power charging stations for your electric car on motorways, such as those of our partner IONITY. Get detailed information on the availability of public charging infrastructure – the best way is to visit www.bmw-charging.com or simply display the public charging stations via the navigation system or the My BMW App*. Incidentally, the BMW Charging App is also available to you as a portal for public charging.


    *This requires the ConnectedDrive Services option and a compatible smartphone. The availability and functions of the My BMW App depend on the vehicle model and may vary according to the market. You will find detailed information at www.bmw.de.

  • How can I find a suitable charging option when on the go?

    You can set the navigation system to filter charging stations according to whether they offer alternating current (AC), direct current (DC) or high-power charging (HPC). Or you can set it to only display public charging stations with a verified quality and availability status (“Preferred”). A suitable charging station will displayed directly in the navigation system of your vehicle or via the My BMW app* – each with identification of the charge points and with extended functionalities such as points of interest as well as status and additional information on the individual charging stations. To make the range of charging services even more convenient, efforts are currently in progress to enable reservations at public charging stations.

    *This requires the ConnectedDrive Services option and a compatible smartphone. The availability and functions of the My BMW App depend on the vehicle model and may vary according to the market. You will find detailed information at www.bmw.de.

  • How do I get access to public charging and how is it billed?

    You gain access to the world of BMW Charging at the same time as you receive your electric BMW: in the form of your personal BMW Charging Card. All you now have to do is log in with your BMW ID to www.bmw-charging.com, conclude a charging contract with no basic fee and activate your BMW Charging Card. Within 24 hours, the extensive, nationwide public network is activated for you, and you can start charging right away! You charging operations are booked easily and conveniently via BMW Charging. As part of the monthly billing, you receive an overall statement detailing all charging operations. You can choose to receive your invoice via the online portal, via e-mail or by post.


    In particular, you should also remember to secure your additional local tariff for high-power charging right away. Via BMW Charging, this will give you access in Europe, for example, to the IONITY network and to charging with exclusive benefits.

  • What is the difference between charging with alternating current (AC), direct current (DC) and a high power charging point (HPC)?

    Essentially it is the duration of the charging operation. The time taken to charge electric vehicles (depending on the cable or charging station) takes longer with alternating current (AC), while direct current (DC) is significantly faster. Ultra-fast charging with direct current (DC) is possible with a high-power charging stations (HPC), such as those operated by our partner IONITY in Europe. There the battery of a BMW iX3, for example, is charged from 0% to 80% with a capacity of up to 150 kW in only 34 minutes – the maximum vehicle charging capacity in each case depends on the market-specific infrastructure.
    Please note that in the case of DC and HPC charging, you should keep holding the plug on the vehicle until it locks in place. In this way, you can ensure that the charging operation will start without any problems.

    Plug-in hybrids are charged exclusively with alternating current (AC) – hence conveniently via a socket, Wallbox or a public alternating current charging station.

  • How do I get a High Power Charging tariff option?

    In Europe, the public high-power charging (HPC) network of IONITY is integrated directly into the BMW Charging package – and you receive your BMW Charging Card directly with the delivery of your vehicle. All you need to do then is register for BMW Charging, conclude a charging contract with no basic fee and within 24 hours you can start charging – with your BMW iX3, for example, at an IONITY station. If you wish to use the high-power charging network more frequently, an IONITY tariff option is also available via BMW Charging which enables you to benefit from an exclusive preferential price. You will find all the information on public charging, including IONITY, at www.bmw-charging.com.

  • How can I check the charging status of my BMW electric car and plug-in hybrid?

    This is very straightforward using the My BMW App* on your smartphone or you can check the current charging status and available range of your BMW electric car in the vehicle itself.


    *This requires the ConnectedDrive Services option and a compatible smartphone. The availability and functions of the My BMW App depend on the vehicle model and may vary according to the market. You will find detailed information at www.bmw.de.

  • What are the optimal battery charging levels for my BMW electric car?

    The ideal charge level is between 20% and 80%. Although lower or higher charge levels are possible, the range between 20% and 80% is recommended for optimising the life of your battery. A charging target of 80% covers all of your everyday routes. If you do actually need greater range occasionally, you can simply set a higher charging target.

  • Can I also drive longer distances with my BMW electric car?

    Yes, that’s no problem at all. As an especially fast charging option, for example you can use the high-power charging stations of our partner IONITY along the main arterial routes throughout Europe, which the My BMW App* or the navigation system in your vehicle will display. All you need to do is set the appropriate filter. Then, with a BMW iX3, for instance, you can enjoy the particular convenience of its charging capacity of up to 150 kW to top up your range by as much as 100 km in about ten minutes while you stop for a coffee. If you take a longer break, 34 minutes will be enough with this charging capacity to reach a level of 80% – the maximum vehicle charging capacity here depends on the market-specific infrastructure.


    *This requires the ConnectedDrive Services option and a compatible smartphone. The availability and functions of the My BMW App depend on the vehicle model and may vary according to the market. You will find detailed information at www.bmw.de.

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Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

  • BMW iX3(1):
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0
    Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 17.8–17.5

    BMW 3 Series Sedan plug-in hybrids:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.0–1.5
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 45–35
    Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 15.9–13.9

    BMW 3 Series Touring plug-in hybrids:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.2–1.7
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 49–38
    Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 15.8–14.5

    BMW 5 Series Sedan plug-in hybrids:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.2–1.6
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 50–36
    Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 15.6–13.8

    BMW 5 Series Touring plug-in hybrid(1)*:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.1–1.9
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 47–43
    Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 15.6–13.8

    BMW X5 xDrive45e:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.0–1.7
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 46–38
    Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 23.5–21.3

    BMW X3 xDrive30e:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.4–2.1
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 54–48
    Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 17.1–16.4

    BMW 2 Series Active Tourer 225xe:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 1.9
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 42
    Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 13.5

    BMW 7 Series Sedan plug-in hybrids:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.5–2.1
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 57–48
    Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 16.2–15.1

    BMW X1 xDrive25e:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 1.9
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 43
    Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 13.8

    BMW X2 xDrive25e:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.1–1.9
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 47–43
    Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.2–13.7

    The values of the vehicles labelled with (1) are preliminary.

    *The BMW 530e Touring is expected to be available from 11/20.

    The information on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption has been determined in accordance with the prescribed measurement procedure VO (EU) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model.

    Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany and on https://www.dat.de/co2

    The values are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. For vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.