In 2015, BMW Will “Proliferate” Fast Chargers “Everywhere”
At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, BMW will formally unveil its master plan to fast-charge the U.S., but ahead of that official announcement we’ve got some details on the plan.
Jacob Hard, now-former head of electric vehicle sales and strategy for BMW of North America, told Auto Guide that “2015 is the year of infrastructure.”
Translated, that means that 2015 is the year of the BMW-branded fast-charger infrastructure boom.
“In July we announced a game changing DC charger.”
That DC fast charger costs just $6,458 and puts out 24 kW of power.
“It’s size and convenience make it a game changer,” according to Harb.
Harb adds “[BMW will] proliferate those charging stations everywhere.”
Time to take a cheap shot at Tesla…
“I don’t think [Tesla is] going to be happy with how quickly these things roll out,” states Harb.
Harb clearly has no clue as to Tesla’s mission. Tesla welcomes competition in the electric vehicle space because this increases EV awareness and adoption, so Harb’s statement should’ve been:
don’tthink [Tesla is] going to be happy with how quickly these things roll out.”
There’s no word at this point in time as to the exact number of BMW-branded fast chargers that will be installed, nor are there any details where these chargers will be located (expect them at BMW i dealerships for sure).
Source: Auto Guide