The 2022 model year iX and i4 will come with two years of 30-minute complimentary charging sessions (from the date of vehicle purchase) at all Electrify America public charging stations across the U.S., with no additional cost to the vehicle’s purchase price.
"Utilizing in-car navigation, the myBMWappTM or the Electrify America app, BMW drivers will be able to effortlessly and reliably locate nearby charging stations, verify charger availability, and navigate to the charging stations."
It's a significant boost to the offer as the Electrify America network already includes some 800 stations and about 3,500 individual ultra-fast chargers open or with construction completed in the U.S.
The network is gradually expanding with a target to more than double to 1,800 stations and 10,000 individual chargers by 2026.
When initially announcing the two models in the U.S., BMW said that they would come with a $100 EVgo charging credit that can be used at EVgo and partner network stations across all 50 states. That's also nice, but not as generous as the Electrify America deal.
The BMW iX has an EPA range of up to 324 miles (521 km) and according to the manufacturer, can replenish up to 90 miles (145 km) of range in 10 minutes. The BMW i4 has an EPA range of up to 301 miles (484 km) and according to the manufacturer, can replenish up to 108 miles (174 km) of range in 10 minutes.
The list of Electrify America's DC fast charging agreements with manufacturers (as of the day of announcement - might be different now):
Audi e-tron SUV/Audi e-tron Sportback - 1,000 kWh of free charging
Audi e-tron GT - 3 years of free charging
BMW i4 and BMW iX - 2 years of free 30-minute complimentary charging sessions
Byton EVs (market launch was canceled) - 2 years of free charging
Ford Mustang Mach-E - 250 kWh of free charging
Harley-Davidson LiveWire - 500 kWh of free charging
Hyundai Ioniq 5 - 2 years of unlimited 30-minute charging sessions free of cost
Hyundai Kona Electric and Hyundai IONIQ Electric - 250 kWh of free charging
- Lucid Motors:
Lucid Air - 3 years of free charging
Mercedes-Benz EQS - 2 years of free charging
Polestar 2 - 2 years of free charging
Porsche Taycan - 3 years of free charging
Volkswagen ID.4 - 3 years of unlimited charging plan
Volvo XC40 Recharge/C40 Recharge - 250 kWh of free charging