BMW i Chargeforward Program Extends Battery Life of old Mini Electric Vehicle Batteries

BMW i3 Exterior from BMW

At the Consumer Electronics Show 2015, BMW announced the BMW i Chargeforward Program.

The pilot study will be attempted by the BMW Group Technology Office, together with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) which is covering quite a bit of Northern California.

Working with a select gathering of BMW i3 drivers, BMW i Chargeforward will show how sagacious administration of electric vehicle charging can help enhanced electric force framework effectiveness while decreasing aggregate expense of electric vehicle proprietorship.

BMW i3 Exterior from BMW
BMW i3 Exterior from BMW

The study has two sections: an oversight of the charge experimental run project including BMW i3 holders and a battery second life vitality stockpiling framework. In the oversight selected BMW i3 holders will permit PG&E to do demand response of their charging; delaying it by up to an hour for Peak Demand.

The program also includes a “second life” for used MINI E batteries, by repurposing these batteries into a stationary solar-powered electric storage system located at the BMW Technology Office in Mountain View, California.

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