BMW I

360° ELECTRIC.

Charging the BMW i8.

In addition to various assistance services and options for flexible mobility, the comprehensive service package 360° ELECTRIC also offers an innovative charging concept. The BMW i8 can be charged at home very conveniently with the BMW i Charging Station or the charge cable – and, if required, also with sustainably generated electricity with solutions from BMW Green Energy. A growing number of public charging stations are available on the roads, with access being obtained easily and conveniently using the ChargeNow card. The BMW i8 can easily find the nearest charging station thanks to innovations such as the fully connected BMW i ConnectedDrive Services for navigation.

HOME CHARGING.

At home you can charge the BMW i8 effortlessly with a BMW i Charging Station. These charging stations, which are mounted on the house or garage wall, not only complement the unique design of the BMW i8 vehicles, but also charge the BMW i8 much faster than is possible with the charge cable supplied as standard. Consequently, with the BMW i Charging Station, the BMW i8 can be charged to 80% of its full capacity in less than two hours.

The installation service offered by BMW i will be glad to carry out an on-site check to see whether the BMW i Charging Station can be mounted on your house wall and connected to your electricity supply. Qualified electricians from the BMW i installation partner will also take care of delivery, installation and commissioning on request. Using the online quick-check, which you can access via the link below, you will be able to find out in advance whether is it possible to install the BMW i Charging Station in your home. And because BMW i advocates complete sustainability in e-mobility, a green electricity contract with a selected BMW i Partner can also be arranged for you on request, or you can generate your own energy with a solar carport organized by BMW i.

* Depending on the local electricity infrastructure.

  • BMW i Charging Station

    The BMW i Charging Station is a home station, which allows you to charge your BMW i8 safely, quickly and easily.
    The charging station ensures that the charging process is uncomplicated and reliable. As soon as the vehicle is connected with the charging station via the charge cable, the charging process starts automatically. As an additional feature the BMW i Charging Station has a colour display with touch function for intuitive operation.
    With the BMW i Charging Station, the BMW i8 is charged to 80% of its full capacity in less than two hours*.
    This filling station for the home also gives you the opportunity to use green electricity and solar energy you have generated yourself – for rapid charging and even more sustainability.

    *Depends on local electricity infrastructure

  • Installation Service

    BMW i offers an attractive all-round service for the installation of the BMW i Charging Station. A free, no-obligation, Installation Assessment will provide a clear picture on the cost involved in installing the BMW i Charging Station. Contact your BMW i Retailer for more details.

  • Green Energy

    A green energy contract gives you the ability to purchase power for charging your BMW i8 from regenerative sources – so that not only every journey, but also every charging procedure runs completely emission-free. With the product portfolio of BMW Green Energy, you can take advantage of these options very easily and conveniently from one source. From the switch-over to sustainably generated power, e.g. wind or water power, to your own energy production through "My Green Energy" solutions at your home, e.g.: a home solar system.

THE BMW i CHARGING STATION.

Quick. Safe. Efficient.

DESIGN.

The new BMW i Charging Station impresses with its fresh design and high-quality materials.

During everyday use, the home station displays exceptional functionality. Its compact dimensions, functional design and the long cable simplify operation and the charging process.

CHARGING PROCESS.

Plugging in the charging cable is all that’s required – and the charging operation starts up automatically.

The charging output is up to 7.4 kW in single-phase mode and up to 11 kW with a three-phase supply. This means that you can recharge your BMW i8 to 80% of full capacity in less than two hours. The charging process is therefore faster and more convenient than with the standard charging cable supplied automatically.

During the charging process, your vehicle can be preheated or cooled. The energy required for this is not provided by the vehicle battery and therefore maximizes your range.

INSTALLATION.

Take advantage of the BMW i Installation Service.

This safe and personalized solution contains a charging station, an installation check as well as competent installation in your home or garage.

During the installation check, qualified experts check the possible connections for the BMW i Charging Station. After it has been fitted, you are provided with instructions on how to use the BMW i Charging Station. Safe operation is guaranteed by a 24-month warranty.

The online pre-check lets you check for yourself whether your individual situation is suitable for the installation of a BMW i Charging Station.

PUBLIC CHARGING.

BMW i has created an innovative concept that also offers optimal charging options for the BMW i8 underway. In addition to ChargeNow – a mobility service from BMW i and the largest association of mobile charging station providers1 – this concept also includes semi-public parking options for long-term parkers where the BMW i8 can be charged, for example, in parking garages. The navigation of the BMW i8 supports you during the search for suitable charging options, which are displayed in the vehicle, on the BMW i Remote App, and in the BMW ConnectedDrive Internet portal2 and are taken into account by the range assistant. The use is cashless and possible using a centrally valid access card, the ChargeNow3 card.

1 Canadian energy partners and availability, to be confirmed.
2 BMW ConnectedDrive Internet portal not available at launch.
3 ChargeNow is not available in all markets, please contact your BMW i Retailer for further information.

  • ChargeNow

    ChargeNow is a mobility service from BMW i, which makes searching for and using public charging stations from different providers especially quick and easy. The use and payment occurs easily without cash using the ChargeNow card, which you can use at all ChargeNow partners. Thanks to BMW i ConnectedDrive, all available charging stations are displayed to you in the BMW i Navigation.

    ChargeNow is not available in all markets, please contact your BMW i Retailer for further information.

  • ParkNow LongTerm

    ParkNow Long Term helps BMW i customers find long-term parking options with charging stations in multi-storey car parks near their home or workplace. This is particularly aimed at customers who are not able to charge their vehicle at home. Whether all-day, at night or during working hours – ParkNow LongTerm has the right offer to meet your needs.

CHARGING WHILE DRIVING.

In the non-electric driving modes, the high-voltage battery is charged directly by the gasoline engine so that it is available for the boost function. Here, most energy is fed into the battery in the SPORT mode, and the energy recovery in thrust and brake phases also reaches its maximum. In the COMFORT and ECO PRO modes, correspondingly less energy flows into the high-voltage battery. If you are driving your BMW i8 in the HYBRID mode, the high-voltage battery is charged exclusively by Brake Energy Regeneration.

INDIVIDUAL DRIVING BEHAVIOUR.

The fuel consumption of the BMW i8 depends entirely on personal patterns of usage. Due to the electrical drive components, individual driving behaviour has a higher influence on gasoline consumption than is the case in conventional vehicles. With a fully charged battery, the maximum purely electrical range of 35 km can be fully utilized. If the eDrive button is activated, a purely electrical speed of up to 120 km/h is possible. In the driving modes COMFORT and ECO PRO, the gasoline engine is automatically switched on by an intelligent operating strategy, and also for purposes of recharging the battery. In the SPORT mode, the gasoline engine is running continuously. Depending on the type of driving and length of the route, this affects the consumption of the BMW i8 – the more often you charge the high-voltage battery by cable or BMW i Charging Station, the more you will be able to drive purely electrically and hence reduce the overall consumption.

  • Urban driving

    When driving in the city, the BMW i8 fully exploits the strengths of the plug-in hybrid. Short distances can be covered purely electrically, and operation in the HYBRID mode allows a combined consumption of 2.1 l/100 km. So on city streets, the BMW i8 can be regarded as a genuine three-litre car.

  • Everyday driving

    If you use the BMW i8 for daily commuting of approx. 60 to 80 km, the gasoline consumption amounts to approximately 5 l/100 km. This means you can enjoy driving pleasure in a sports car every day while at the same time benefiting from the similar consumption to a compact car.

  • Long-distance driving

    The BMW i8 also displays a new type of efficiency on long routes. However, depending on the current charge level of the high-voltage battery, gasoline consumption will still remain below 8 L/100 km on the next holiday trip.

  • Sporty driving

    If you summon the full power of the BMW i8 in the SPORT mode, the gasoline engine supports the battery in the charging process and thus helps to guarantee full system performance at any time. As a result, the overall consumption is up to 12 litres per 100 km – a value that is approximately one third below the figure for a conventional sports car with comparable performance.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES.

BMW i has developed a sustainable service concept in 360° ELECTRIC, which guarantees you reliable all-round care before and after you purchase a BMW i8 – and which also ensures that you remain mobile in every situation.

  • Assistance Services

    BMW i Assistance Services provide a wide range of services that have been specifically developed for BMW i and allow you to relax and enjoy each journey in your BMW i8 even before you set off.

  • BMW Add-on Mobility

    BMW i offers you the right mobility solution for every situation. With the optional BMW Add-on Mobility, you can decide on a flexible access to a BMW pool of vehicles with a specific amount of usage days that you can take advantage of if you need to take longer journeys. For example, the use of a BMW X3 for a ski trip. Your BMW i Retailer can gladly make you an individual offer* .

    *Not available in all markets.