BMW i Charging System Unveiled at CES 2015

BMW i Solar Carport Concept (05/2014)

Well look here folks! The BMW i Home Charging Services was unveiled at the CES Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This is meant to step it up for BMW electrification.

BMW i also launched the 360° ELECTRIC portfolio: BMW i Home Charging Services. This smart solution for home charging of electric and plug-in hybrid BMW models is based on the smart home-enabled BMW i Wallbox Pro system.

How the smart charging service works.

Using BMW i Home Charging Services, the vehicle is charged with home-generated solar power whenever this is available. At other times, 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. In the USA, this can result in savings of up to 800 dollars a year. With this fully automated charging service, customers get a simple-to-operate system that integrates vehicle charging with the household electrical system and online-based data systems.

BMW i Solar Carport Concept (05/2014)
BMW i Solar Carport Concept (05/2014)

“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.”

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