Is BMW Developing Quicker DC Quick Charger For i3?

APR 2 2014 BY STAFF 9

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 Comments on "Is BMW Developing Quicker DC Quick Charger For i3?"

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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?

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.

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

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

Link fixed.

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

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/

Faster charging is always better.

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

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