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"BMW i continues to forge ahead with the introduction of customer-friendly electromobility services in the UK, forming a partnership with Schneider Electric. The partnership sees Schneider Electric become, not only the manufacturer of the BMW i Wallbox, but also the recommended installer."

The BMW i Wallbox is claimed to be able to charge to 80% the i3 or i8 in a flash.  For the i3, the Wallbox should accomplish the task in around 3 hours, while the i8 can be charged up in less than two hours using the Wallbox.

"The BMW i Wallbox will enable owners in the UK to charge their BMW i3 at up to 7.4kW from zero to 80 per cent within three hours, and on to a full charge within four hours."

There are only two other points of interest within BMW's press release on this Schnieder-Wallbox topic:

"The BMW i3 is the first electric vehicle on the market to be purpose-designed to work with a specially developed home charging unit from the outset."

 "As part of a £37 million package of investment in electric vehicles in the UK, the government offers a 75 per cent grant for the provision of domestic charging points.  This subsidy applies to the BMW i Wallbox, bringing the installed cost down to £315 incl. VAT."