What is BMW Charging?

September 23rd, 2022 by

What is BMW Charging?

What is BMW Charging?

Comprehensive Charging Program for BMW EV and PHEV Models

As more BMW models use electric motors, more drivers rely on BMW EV chargers at home and on the road. Understanding the difference between the three charging options can help you make the right choice for your vehicle and driving needs. The team at Hilton Head BMW near Hardeeville can answer your questions about BMW Charging Stations and home charging needs.

Benefits of the BMW EV Charging System

The plug-in hybrid vehicles use Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations. The Level 1 charging station uses a typical household outlet and slowly charges a typical PHEV in 10 to 12 hours. Level 2 charging stations use a 240-volt outlet to charge a PHEV in about two hours. If you need a Level 2 charging station installed in your garage, an electrician will add a 240-volt outlet. You can charge a fully electric vehicle with a Level 2 charger as they provide about 40 miles of range in an hour. Level 1 chargers add about four miles in an hour – so they aren’t ideal for fully-electric vehicles.

The best choice for fully-electric vehicles is a DC Fast Charging Station – like those from Electrify America. Public EV charging stations around the United States have banks of DC Fast Chargers that can add 70 to 80% battery during 30-minute charging sessions. When you purchase an electric BMW, you get two years of complimentary charging at Electrify America public charging stations.

BMW also offers the BMW Wallbox with availability at the end of 2022. The team at BMW Hilton Head can assist with installation services through Qmerit. With a BMW Wallbox Level 2 charger, you’ll need about 12 hours of charging time for a fully charged EV.

The Lineup of EV Models

BMW has a growing lineup of fully electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The fully-electric models begin with the “i” designation. The current lineup includes the iX SUV and i4 sedan. These exceptionally equipped and powerful electric cars have ranges around 300 miles. The flagship i7 is on the horizon with a delivery date in the fall of 2022.

The plug-in hybrid EV lineup includes the 5 Series, 3 Series, and X5 SUV. The PHEV models have all-electric ranges of about 20 miles before the internal combustion engine takes over and uses gasoline for power.

Choose Your EV or PHEV at the BMW Dealer Near Hilton Head Island

BMW offers several sporty and luxurious fully-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles like the iX and the 3-Series and 5-Series Plug-In Hybrid sedans. We invite you to browse our inventory, then visit our dealership in Bluffton, SC, for test drives. Our knowledgeable sales team can help you with building a BMW or choosing one from our lot. Our finance team can build a loan or lease and give you information about the latest tax credits and incentives.

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