BMW of North America and Electrify America announced an agreement to provide 2022 model year EV customers with two years of 30 minute complimentary charging sessions at all Electrify America public charging stations, from the date of vehicle purchase.
The programme will launch with the sale of the new all-electric iX xDrive50, i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 in March.
With no additional cost to the vehicle’s purchase price, customers will immediately have access to complimentary charging at 3,000 chargers across the US.
Additional models and benefits will be announced later.
“The collaboration with Electrify America is one more step on our road towards a sustainable future,” said Sebastian Mackensen, president and CEO, BMW of North America. “Charging availability is a key feature when it comes to electric vehicles. We’re excited to offer our customers access to charging that is fast, affordable and convenient, as we launch the next generation of all-electric.”
Using in-car navigation, the myBMWapp or the Electrify America app, drivers will be able to locate nearby charging stations, verify charger availability, and navigate to the stations.
Electrify America claims to operate the largest open network of ultra-fast chargers in the US. These are capable of delivering from 150 kilowatts (kW) to 350kW which can allow iX and i4 drivers to charge up to between 90 and 108 miles in as little as 10 minutes, respectively.
Electrify America has 800 EV charging stations and about 3,500 individual ultra-fast chargers open or with construction completed in the U.S. By 2026, the company plans to more than double its infrastructure with 1,800 charging stations comprised of 10,000 individual chargers in the US and Canada.