BMW’s i electric vehicle brand has agreed a partnership with Schneider Electric and 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, plus 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 automaker said.

BMW wants to have “customer-friendly and efficient charging facilities” in place by the time the i3 is launched that will allow for recharging in the owner’s home garage. The i3 will be the first electric vehicle on the market to be purpose-designed as such from the outset, and is scheduled for launch in late 2013.

BMW’s EV chief Alexander Efthimiou said: “We see the professional installation of the wallbox for charging as one of the key factors for the successful marketing of electric vehicles.”