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June 9, 2022

Pod Point to charge UK BMWs

EV drivers can charge up to 10 times faster than when using a three pin plug.

By Graeme Roberts

BMW Group UK has added Pod Point as a preferred EV home chargepoint supplier for BMW and Mini customers, further enhancing home charging services for retail customers.

The three-year agreement will see customers purchasing a new electrified vehicle at a franchise retailer offered the option of Pod Point home charger consultation and installation.

Around 3,800 such customers have already installed a Pod Point home charger. All home installations benefit from a three-year warranty.

With Pod Point’s smart home charging, EV drivers can charge up to 10 times faster than when using a three pin plug while also benefitting from built-in safety features. Pod Point’s Solo 3 home chargers, when connected to WiFi, can receive over the air software updates to unlock new features without needing to install new hardware. This OTA functionality allows for software updates to enhance performance and allows the support team to perform remote diagnostics.

The app’s charge activity monitoring feature provides vehicle owners with insights into energy usage, enabling them to determine how much energy they are using to charge their vehicle and the electricity cost over a specified period.

Later this year, this new deal will also provide increased access to public charging infrastructure. As a result, in addition to the 14,000+ UK chargepoints already offered to customers through included networks (including bp pulse and Ionity), Pod Point bring 6,200 additional charging bays thereby increasing charging access to over 70% coverage across the UK.

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