Is BMW Developing Quicker DC Quick Charger For i3?

4 months ago by Inside EVs Staff 9

BMW i3 gets energized at the NRG eVgo Freedom Station in San Diego

BMW i3 gets energized at the NRG eVgo Freedom Station in San Diego

Latest reports say that BMW electric owners will get to enjoy a new, rapid charging solution for their upcoming i3 models.

BMW i3

BMW i3

According to Headlineauto.co.uk quoting Weiland Bruch, Corporate Communications Manager for BMW i vehicles, hints at a BMW announcement in the next few weeks around the DC rapid charging solution.

*Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on BMW Blog authored by Horatiu Boeriu.  Check it out by clicking here.

BMW i3 is already able to use public DC rapid charging stations for a recharge time of just 30 minutes to 80 per cent battery capacity using the optional DC rapid-charge function, so it remains unclear if BMW will unveil a new technology or offer standard the DC Quick Charge.

Stay tuned for an announcement around the New York Auto Show.

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9 responses to "Is BMW Developing Quicker DC Quick Charger For i3?"

  1. Anthony says:

    Is BMW going to pull a Tesla and announce a nationwide (worldwide?) network of DC Combo chargers? Or are they just going to retreat DC combo charging at 50-100kW?

    1. Anderlan says:

      ALL LITHIUM BATTERIES GO FROM 20-80% IN 30 MINUTES. THIS MEANS THAT 50KW (CHADEMO/MINEKES/SAE) IS ALREADY AS FAST AS AN 80 MILE CAR CAN EVER CHARGE.

      1. Anderlan says:

        Without increasing the battery pack size to 200 miles, like Tesla did, no one can do 200-mile-per-hour charging, like Tesla did!

  2. That link doesn’t go to anything to do with any BMW brand “Supercharger”.

    Given the hype level of anything BMW and electric together, I’m going out on a limb and suggesting that they’ll just stick with:

    CHAdeMO in Japan
    SAE CCS Combo 1 in USA
    Menekkes CCS Combo 2 in Europe
    GB/T in China

    1. Eric Loveday says:

      Link fixed.

    2. David says:

      Hope they add support for CHAdeMO in the US. Otherwise its pretty useless given the lack of CCS in the US.

  3. Here is a link to the article you likely intended, which of course, is pure innuendo and conjecture:

    http://www.bmwblog.com/2014/03/21/bmw-electric-cars-get-new-dc-rapid-charging-solutions/

  4. Bloggin says:

    Faster charging is always better.

    It will be interesting to see what BMW comes up with.

  5. Spec9 says:

    Don’t you DARE announce another DC fast-charging system. We have too many different ones as is.

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