The BMW i8 is no ordinary sports car. It’s an icon of progress — an extraordinary evolution of The Ultimate Driving Machine®. As a revolutionary plug-in hybrid, this sports car uses eDrive technology to combine the efficiency of an all-electric motor and the power of a TwinPower Turbo engine for an exhilarating driving experience that’s every bit BMW. (Source)
Cable Type: Type 2
Battery: 7.1kWh Lithium-ion (Li-ion)
Max. capacity: 3.7 kW
Electric range (approximate): 24 km
Time to fully charge (approximate): 1 hour & 50 minutes
Plug location: Located between the driver's door and front wheel well
Price per electric kilometer (example): €0,07 = (7.1 * 0,23) / 24 km
Under ideal circumstances, the car reaches 24 kilometers fully powered by electricity. Cold temperatures and driving habits may affect the electric range.
Charging at home
One of the major advantages of an electric car is that you can charge it at home, so you're always ensured of a fully charged car when you hit the road. We recommend our HomeLine for safe, easy and fast charging of your BMW i8 at home. HomeLine is available with a socket or a fixed cable and can be installed as a pole or wall model. It also enables automatic settlement of your charging bills with your employer or leasing company. Customize your HomeLine with 6 standard colors or any other RAL color of your preference.
Charging at work
We recommend our BusinessLine charging station for fast and easy charging of your BMW i8 at work. BusinessLine is available with an attached (spiral) cable and can be installed as a pole or wall model. Charging up to two cars simultaneously through a single modem with optional dual sockets, BusinessLine is specifically suited for the commercial market. Customize your BusinessLine with six standard colors, your brand color(s) and logo, and make the most out of its functionalities with our Smart Charging services.
Benefits of EV-Box charging stations
- Safer and up to 8 times faster than a regular outlet
- Color-fast, impact-resistant and non-flammable
- Provides insights into charging sessions and energy use
- Available in different power capacities
- Modular built; requires only a minimum amount of maintenance
- Charging station management and software optimization can be done remotely
- The LED ring provides a clear charging status indication
- Automatic settlement of charging costs with your employer, leasing company, or your own business
- Equipped with Smart Charging technology for a cost-effective and energy-efficient use of the available power capacity