E-MOBILITY AT ANY TIME IN ANY PLACE.
Electric cars distinguish themselves with numerous technical features that differ from the familiar functionality of conventional vehicles. A growing portfolio of 360° ELECTRIC products and services will ensure convenient electric mobility in almost every situation.
BMW i SEALS GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR CUSTOMER-FRIENDLY ELECTRIC MOBILITY.
BMW i continues to forge ahead with its strategy for customer-friendly electric mobility, which has now led to it striking a far-reaching partnership with Schneider Electric and the electric mobility service provider The Mobility House (TMH).
The partnership agreement includes checking the electrical installation in customers’ homes, supplying and assembling the wallbox charging point, as well as maintenance and other services. This will allow future owners of a BMW i3 or BMW i8 to hook up their vehicle safely and quickly recharge it while at home or in the office. The service will be available in all markets.
As Alexander Efthimiou, Head of Product Management for Electric Powertrain Modular Systems and After-Sales, is keen to explain: “With BMW i, we are adopting an all-embracing approach to electric mobility, meaning that we will be offering more than just the purchase of the BMW i3. Over the course of the numerous pilot tests we staged worldwide with electric vehicles, we listened to our customers very carefully, and will be able to offer them a ‘360° Electric’ concept as soon as the BMW i3 is launched, comprising solutions that cater to all the requirements of future electric motorists. We are delighted to have Schneider Electric and The Mobility House, the two most internationally experienced partners in the field of electric mobility, on board.”
The most important difference for the owner of an electric car is a change in fuelling habits. Soon after purchasing an electric car, you’ll find that fuelling becomes more of an intuitive routine than a specific operation.
If you have a private parking space at your house or flat, BMW i offers a home charging solution that includes a smartly designed BMW i wallbox for safe and convenient battery replenishment. What’s more, the wallbox is not just an ideal design counterpart to BMW i vehicles: it also comes with a trustworthy installation service that is managed by BMW i and customised to your specific requirements. Since BMW i is committed to consistent sustainability in e-mobility, you will be able to source clean power supply solutions offered via BMW i in cooperation with green energy partners.
Since BMW is determined to serve all those who are born electric, we are establishing solutions to serve urban e-motorists, and in particular those without a parking space of their own.
BMW i drivers will be able to make use of a specially developed navigation system to locate the nearest of a growing number of public charging facilities in urban areas. This enables e-motorists to recharge their car at specific city centrelocations. Where available, customers will even be able to make an advanced reservation of a charging station. Before long, e-motorists will also be able to park and charge their car in public car parks, benefiting in full from flexible and time-saving park-and-charge facilities.
BMW i owners can look forward to a large variety of products and services that offer excellent daily support.
These include monitoring tools that allow you to use your smartphone to check your electric car’s battery level, charging status and charging-relevant functions such as heating and air conditioning as well as a navigation system with advanced route planning options that will select the optimal ECO route and display all charging stations along the way. With the help of this planning tool optimised for trips in an e-car, you can be sure of getting the maximum range out of your BMW i. And if by any chance your vehicle should break down or run out of power, a broad range of BMW i services is available to ensure speedy assistance. Thanks to Assistance Services, you can be sure of reliable e-mobility at any time – and enjoy peace of mind when driving around.
To extend your mobility range further, BMW i is also looking to provide solutions for long journeys for BMW i drivers who fly to another city.
Imagine being able to select a BMW i3, BMW or MINI of their choice from a DriveNow car sharing fleet. In this way, BMW i will ensure that you can enjoy convenient long-distance travel and stay e-mobile in a selected number of cities. Flexible Mobility is the key to a new mobile lifestyle that is perfectly suited to your specific mobility needs. Especially for business travellers, this kind of flexibility is worth its weight in gold. BMW i will also provide solutions for occasional individual long-distance travel needs such as weekend trips to the countryside or holiday trips by offering temporary access to conventional BMW vehicles – thus offering tailored mobility solutions that meet all individual travel needs.