Charging Your BMW Electric Vehicle


Whether you're charging your fully electric vehicle or your PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle), the process works the same. You can either charge your vehicle at home or at one of thousands of public charging stations. Charging time depends on the type of charger you're using.




Level 1: 120 Volt (Electric & Plug-in Hybrid)
  • A great pick for drivers with short commutes
  • You can charge anywhere there is a common household 3-prong outlet.
  • With a 120V charger, you'll get up to 4 miles per 1 hour of charging
Level 2: 240-Volt (Electric & Plug-in Hybrid)
  • The best setup for faster charging at home.
  • You'll find Level 2 chargers at public charging stations nationwide.
  • With a 240V charger, you'll get up to 40 miles per 1 hour of charging
  • Can be installed at home by a licensed electrician (you can find installation services here through BMW's trusted partner Qmerit)
Level 3: DC Fast Charging (Electric only)
  • Usually can be the quickest way to charge up on the go.
  • Currently only available in public charging stations.
  • With DC fast charging, you'll get up to 108 miles per 10 minutes of charging
  • Your new BMW i vehicle includes two years of complimentary public charging with Electrify America

Finding a Charging Station

There are currently over 30,000 public stations that Level 2 and DC Fast Charging, so you'll find that charging on the go can be quite convenient. Just pull up, plug in, and charge up. With the My BMW App, you get advanced features specifically designed for your electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid. You can check your current battery charge and available range, and even set a route to compatible charging stations within your range. Schedule charging times and preconditioning for additional convenience and enhanced comfort.

Also included with your BMW i vehicle are two years of complimentary 30-minute charging sessions with Electrify America - the largest open DC Fast Charging network in the U.S. with more than 3,000 ultra-fast DC chargers. Electrify America stations are on average 70 miles apart along its major highway routes - so you can enjoy total peace of mind during longer journeys.

You can also take a look at the map below to find a charging station. Just look for the lightning bolt map pins.

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