BMW i Home Charging Services Puts Customers First
You’re eco-friendly. You eat organic food. You recycle like a champ. You drive a BMW i3. Now, BMW EV customers have the opportunity to convert solar power to fuel for their vehicles with BMW i Home Charging Services.
When solar power is not available, or if the household does not have a solar generating system, the vehicle is automatically charged at the cheapest off-peak rates. This makes it possible to take advantage of flexible electricity pricing that varies depending on the time of day.
“With Home Charging Services, BMW is the first vehicle manufacturer to offer such a broad-based EV smart charging product,” says BMW Project Manager Julian Lienich. “Our aim is to make mobility as cheap as possible for users and to allow them to maximise their use of green power – but without having to organise everything themselves.”
A solar carport with a roof area of 25 square metres or more can produce enough power for 32,000 kilometres of electric driving a year (global average).
The BMW smart charging solution is expected to be available for customers in 2016.