We Will Show You How to Charge Your BMW Electric Car Easily and Flexibly Using Your Own Charging Station at Home.

Everything you Need to Know About Charging your BMW Electric Car at a Glance

Reach Full Charge in 3 hours

It only takes around 3 hours to fully charge the BMW i3. Charging times for other BMW models are listed in the technical data below.

Type 2 Plug

Charging is performed using a type 2 plug. Make sure you select a charging station with integrated charging cable or a compatible mode 3 charging cable.

For your BMW Electric Car we Recommend the Following Charging Stations

ABL Wallbox eMH1 Basic with cable EVSETMH110 (11kW, incl. 7m cable type2)

The classic option: For your type 2 BMW electric car, such as BMW i3.

KEBA wallbox 98.125 KeContact P30 b-series (22kW, socket typ2)

The flexible option: For electric cars with different connector types, also for type 1 electric cars

NRGkick Mobile Ladestation 32 A light (22kW, inkl. 5m Kabel Typ2, CEE Anschluss, mobil)

NRGkick mobile charging station 32 A light (22kW, incl. 5m cable type 2, CEE connetion, mobile)

The wanderers: In every situation power for your BMW electric car, such as i3

Intelligent Charging Stations, Services and Accessories are Available in our Online Shop.
ORDER NOW

Charge Safely. Sleep Peacefully. Get going in the Morning.

3 Factors that Influence your Electric Car's Charging Time

Your electric car’s charging device (on-board charger), legal requirements and the charging power of your domestic installation all determine how quickly your BMW electric car is recharged at the charging station.  Legal restrictions for single-phase charging at home: Germany: up to 4.6 kW of charging power; Austria and Switzerland: up to 3.7 kW of charging power.
Schnell & sicher laden mit einer Ladestation für Ihr Elektroauto.

6 Things to bear in mind when Installing a Charging Station

For safety reasons, and due to legal regulations, there are a few important aspects that must be considered during the installation of a chargin station – otherwise there is a risk of cable fires. Use our installation tips to be on the safe side, and have a qualified electrical engineer carry out professional installation for you.
INSTALLATION TIPS
Articles Other Users Find Helpful:

How to find your Charging Station

6 things to bear in mind when buying a charging station for my electric car

LEARN MORE

The Cost of Installation

Checklist: Estimate the costs of installing a charging station for your electric car in a quick and easy way

LEARN MORE

Your own Charging Station when you rent your Home

5 steps to getting your own charging station in the underground car park of a rented apartment

LEARN MORE

Charge Your BMW Electric Car Using 100% Solar Power and Optimise Your Power Consumption

Charge your Car the Green Way

Charge your BMW Electric Car, such as the i3, with electricity from your solar system and enjoy 100% emissions-free driving.

Reduce your Costs

Optimise the consumption of your solar system and buy less electricity from the grid – save money & protect the environment.

Everything in View & under Control

The smartfox energy manager controls the electricity supply for your household appliances. Charge only when it is sunny or also when needed.
You Want to Charge Solar Electricity?
LEARN MOREORDER ENERGY MANAGER NOW
How to Charge your BMW electric car when you are out and about

Charging at a CEE Industrial Socket

You can charge your BMW electric car, such as the i3 or the i8, anywhere while you are out and about – provided that you have a mobile charging station, such as the NRGkick, and the right adapters. Depending on your model you can charge with up to 11 kW of charging power at any 32 A CEE industrial socket, just like using the charging station at home.

ORDER NRGkick NOW

Charging at Public Charging Stations

You can also charge up your BMW electric car at public charging stations. However, most providers of public charging stations will require that you register with them beforehand. As a result, public charging needs good planning. The be.ENERGISED system from has.to.be enables drivers of electric cars to pay for charging easily and directly online via PayPal or credit card, without the need of a prior registration.

be.ENERGISED COMMUNITY
Consider Support for Electric Cars and Charging Stations now.
LEARN MORE

Technical Data and Special Features of all BMW Models

Technical data¹ and charging times (as of 07.2016)BMW i3BMW i3BMW i8BMW 225xe Active TourerBMW 330e LimousineX5 xDrive40e
Battery capacity:18,8 kWh27,2 kWh7,1 kWh7,7 kWh7,6 kWh9,2 kWh
Energy usage²:12,9 kWh/100km12,6 kWh/100km11,9 kWh/100km11,9 kWh/100km11,9 kWh/100km15,3 kWh/100km
Range (NEFZ)³:190 km (300 km Range Extender)300 km (450 km Range Extender)37 km41 km40 km31 km
Top speed:150 km/h150 km/h120 km/h125 km/h120 km/h120 km/h
Socket type:Typ 2Typ 2Typ 2Typ 2Typ 2Typ 2
Max. charging capacity:7,4 kW⁵11 kW3,7 kW3,7 kW3,7 kW3,7 kW
Charging time with max. charging capacity⁴:4,5 hours3 hours2 hours2 hours2,5 hours2,5 hours
Range after one hour of charging⁴ via max. capacity:55 km80 km30 km25 km20 km25 km
Charging time using standard domestic socket (2,3 kW)⁴:8,5 hours12 hours3 hours3 hours3,5 hours3,5 hours
Charging power depending on vehicle specifications
Basic package:3,7 kW (single-phase, 16 A)3,7 kW (single-phase, 16 A)3,7 kW (single-phase, 16 A)3,7 kW (single-phase, 16 A)3,7 kW (single-phase, 16 A)3,7 kW (single-phase, 16 A)
Special equipment fast charging:7,4 kW (single-phase, 32 A)11 kW (three-phase, 32 A)----

¹ Source: BMW AG ² Energy consumption based on ECE R101 energy consumption test (combined) ³ Approximate NEFZ distance, in accordance with regulation ECE101 ⁴ Charging times are rounded reference values based on the assumption that the charging is not performed in a linear fashion ⁵ In Germany, charging is only permitted with special permission from the network operator

Special Features when Charging Your BMW i3:

A new version of the BMW i3 with a battery capacity of 27.2 kWh has been available since July 2016, enabling a vehicle driving range of up to 300 km in a standardised NEDC driving cycle. Depending on various factors such as your driving behaviour, the season and the use of the air conditioning system, you can look forward to a real driving range of up to 200 km. In order for drivers to continue to enjoy short charging times, the new BMW i3 is equipped with a three-phase 11 kW on-board charger. Your BMW i3 will be ready to drive after just 3 hours. For those wishing to further optimise their driving range, the BMW i3 can be fitted with a Range Extender as usual, and can then achieve a range of up to 450 km. Naturally, the BMW i3 will continue to be available in the basic version with a battery capacity of 18.8 kWh (60 Ah) and charging power of 3.7 kW (or up to 7.4 kW as an optional feature). With a battery capacity of 18.8 kWh and a maximum charging power of 4.6 kWh (within Germany), you can enjoy a driving range of up to 160 km after 4.5 hours of charging. With the Range Extender, you can extend the driving range to up to 300 km by adding a petrol engine. You can charge the battery using a type 2 plug and at 2.3 kW with a mode 2 charging cable via a separately fused domestic socket. For safety reasons, however, you should avoid doing this in the long term, since charging your car from a domestic socket will place the maximum load on the socket for between 8.5 and 12 hours, depending on the battery capacity. A wallbox will not only allow you to charge your BMW i3 safely, but also almost four times as quickly as using a domestic socket.

BMW i3 CHARGING STATIONS

Special Features when Charging Your BMW i8:

The BMW i8 is the sports car among the BMW i plug-in hybrid range and truly stands out with its futuristic design. The battery, with its capacity of 7.1 kWh, takes just 2 hours to charge fully via a wallbox, at a charging power of 3.7 kW. Once the battery is charged, you can look forward to an electric driving range of up to 37 km. The BMW i8 has a type 2 plug. You can charge your BMW i8 via the wallbox or a domestic socket using the matching charging cable. However, for safety reasons, we would advise against charging it regularly via a domestic socket, since charging your car from a domestic socket will place the maximum load on the socket for approximately 3 hours. On the other hand, you can charge your car safely and almost twice as quickly using a 3.7 kW wallbox.

BMW i8 CHARGING STATIONS

Special Features when Charging Your BMW 225xe Active Tourer:

The BMW 225xe Active Tourer is the plug-in hybrid van in the BMW range and comes with a 7.7 kWh battery. The model can be charged fully in just 2 hours using a 3.7 kW wallbox and then offers an electric driving range of up to 41 km. You can charge the battery using a type 2 plug and at 2.3 kW with a mode 2 charging cable via a separately fused domestic socket. For safety reasons, however, you should avoid doing this in the long term, since charging your car from a domestic socket will place the maximum load on the socket for 3 hours.

BMW 225xe Active Tourer CHARGING STATIONS

Special Features when Charging Your BMW 330e Limousine:

The 330e Limousine is the first BMW mid-range car to feature plug-in technology. The battery capacity of this model is 7.6 kWh. After charging it for 2.5 hours via a 3.7 kW wallbox, you can then enjoy the full electric driving range of 40 km. The BMW 330e Limousine has a type 2 plug. You can charge your BMW 330e Limousine via the wallbox or a domestic socket using the matching charging cable. However, for safety reasons, we would advise against charging it regularly via a domestic socket, since charging your car from a domestic socket will place the maximum load on the socket for approximately 3.5 hours. On the other hand, you can charge it more safely using a 3.7 kW wallbox.

BMW 330e Limousine CHARGING STATIONS

Special Features when Charging Your BMW X5 xDrive40e:

The BMW X5 xDrive40e is the green plug-in model in the SUV range. The 9.2 kWh battery allows you to drive for up to 31 km on electric power alone. The car takes approximately 2.5 hours to charge via a 3.7 kW wallbox and requires a type 2 plug. Alternatively, you can also charge your BMW X5 xDrive40e via a separately fused 2.3 kW domestic socket using a mode 2 charging cable. To ensure long-term safety when charging your car, however, we advise against using a domestic socket, since doing so will place the full load on your socket for approximately 3.5 hours.

BMW x5 xDrive40e CHARGING STATIONS



Any Questions?

Our experienced service team will be delighted to answer all your questions about charging your electric car.

Phone: +49 89 4161 430 70 (Germany)
Phone: +43 720 116 500 (Austria)
Phone: +41 43 508 2731 (Switzerland)
E-Mail: service@mobilityhouse.com

Newsletter Signup