As an e-mobility pioneer, the BMW Group is driving the expansion of charging infrastructure in all relevant areas: at home, at work, and along Europe’s main transport routes. The number of public charging points in cities is also increasing: Supermarkets, car-park owners and hotels are installing charging posts for their customers – while companies are doing the same for their employees. The mobility services offered by BMW Charging already enable customers to charge their vehicles at around 150,000 charging points worldwide – easily, conveniently and with full cost transparency. This ensures electric vehicle users are always conveniently able to reach their everyday destinations.
Alongside range and competitive costs, good charging infrastructure is one of the fundamental requirements for expanding electromobility and improving its acceptance. That’s why, at the BMW Group, we continue to lead the way, making systematic investments to expand charging infrastructure at our German locations.
Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Development
Intelligent charging control
The BMW Group enables its customers to charge their electrified vehicles as easily and cost-effectively as possible and minimise the associated emissions. Digital integration of electric vehicles into the power grid makes it possible to adapt the vehicle charging process to customers’ mobility needs, the stability of the network and the availability of renewable energies.
Charging using wallbox
High-performance wallboxes (high-power fixed charging stations for home use) enable electric vehicle owners to charge their vehicles conveniently at home.
Charging at work
The BMW Group is taking an active role everywhere electric vehicles are charged. By mid-2021, for instance, more than 4,100 charging points will be available across all BMW Group locations in Germany – about half of these will also be open to the public. Employees, customers, visitors and service providers will find ample charging options in car parks at BMW Group locations (mainly charging posts with an output of 11 kW, but also ultra-fast charging points with an output of 50 kW). By establishing a charging network, the BMW Group is helping ensure nationwide coverage with electricity filling stations and creating the conditions for widespread acceptance of e-mobility.