BMW Group continues to expand charging infrastructure for electrified vehicles

Munich. The BMW Group is setting the course for the
electric future of mobility and will install over 4,100 charging
points for electrified vehicles at its German locations by 2021. The
new charging infrastructure enables BMW Group employees to charge
their cars conveniently at their workplace with attractive conditions.
Charging options at work are becoming increasingly important as more
and more employees use BMW Group electrified vehicles. Around half of
the charging points will also be open to the public.


Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG,
responsible for Development, emphasizes: “A good charging
infrastructure is one of the fundamental prerequisites – alongside
range and competitive costs – for the acceptance and growth of
electric mobility. This is why the BMW Group is again making progress
and investing systematically in the expansion of the charging
infrastructure at our German locations.”


The plans for Germany include mainly AC (alternating current) fast
charging stations with an output of 11kW, but also DC (direct current)
fast charging stations with an output of 50kW. The power supply comes
from renewable energies. The majority of the charging points will be
installed in the greater Munich area. Further locations are Berlin,
Leipzig, Regensburg, Landshut, Wackersdorf and Dingolfing.
Comprehensive user management via the CHARGE NOW access card enables
people to use the system continuously, easily and without restrictions
while also offering complete cost transparency.


The BMW Group is also setting standards in terms of charging
infrastructure. Since 2013, the BMW Group has implemented 50 projects
with partners worldwide and has already installed more than 15,000
public charging points, including the establishment of the charging
infrastructure at BMW dealerships. In 2017, the BMW Group, together
with other partners, founded the joint venture IONITY, a pan-European
high-power charging network that enables electric mobility over long
distances. To this end, IONITY will construct and operate around 400
rapid charging stations with charging capacities of up to 350 kW along
the main traffic axes in Europe by 2020.


With a market share of 21%, the BMW Group is the market leader for
electrified vehicles in Germany. This means that the BMW Group sells
more than twice as many electrified cars as the market average*. For
the sixth year in a row since its market launch in 2013, the
fully-electric BMW i3 increased its sales and was able to nearly
double the number of vehicles sold in Germany in the first nine months
of this year compared to the previous year.


By 2021, a quarter of the vehicles sold by the BMW Group in Europe
will be electrified, a third by 2025 and half by 2030.


*BEV and PHEV vehicles, IHS Markit New Registrations 1-9/2019
(10/2019 report)


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