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.

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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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