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Charging the BMW i8.

In addition to various assist services and options for flexible mobility, the comprehensive service package 360° ELECTRIC also offers an innovative charging concept. The BMW i8 can be charged at home very conveniently with the BMW i Wallbox or the charge cable. If required, you also have the option of using sustainably generated electricity with solutions from BMW Green Energy. The BMW i8 can easily find the nearest charging station thanks to innovations such as the fully connected BMW i ConnectedDrive services for navigation.

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At home you can charge the BMW i8 very easily with a BMW i Wallbox. This charging station, which is mounted on the house or garage wall, not only complement the unique design of the BMW i8 vehicles optically, but also charge the BMW i8 much faster than is possible with the charge cable supplied as standard.
The installation service offered by BMW i will be glad to carry out an on-site check to see whether the BMW i Wallbox can be mounted on your house wall and connected to your electricity supply. Qualified electricians from BMW i iwill also take care of delivery, installation and commissioning on request.  BMW i advocates complete sustainability in e-mobility. For this reason, a green electricity contract with a selected BMW i Dealer can also be arranged for you on request, or you can generate your own energy with a solar carport organised by BMW i.
*Depending on the local electricity infrastructure.

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  • BMW i Wallbox

    The BMW i Wallbox is a home charging station for private users which allows them to charge their BMW i8 safely, quickly and easily. As soon as the vehicle is connected with the Wallbox via the charge cable, the process starts automatically, but can be interrupted at any time by pressing the stop button.

    With the ergonomic and high-quality emotive BMW i design, the BMW i Wallbox is the perfect match for your BMW i8. Like the vehicle itself, the Wallbox is also produced to a large extent from recyclable materials. If required, installation can be carried out via the BMW i Wallbox Installation Service.
    * Depending on the local electricity infrastructure.


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  • Green Energy
    Green Energy

    A green energy contract gives you the ability to purchase electricity for charging your BMW i8 from regenerative sources. This means that not only will every journey eb emission-free, but also every charging procedure. With the product portfolio of BMW Green Energy, you can take advantage of these options very easily and conveniently from one source. This includes sustainably generated electricity from wind or hydro-electric power to your own energy production through ‘My Green Energy’ solutions at your home (e.g. with a solar power plant). Your BMW i Partner can arrange for a premium solar carport for generating your own electricity.

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BMW i has created an innovative concept that also offers ideal charging options for the BMW i8 on the move.
The navigation of the BMW i8 supports you during the search for suitable charging options, which are displayed in the vehicle, on the BMW i Remote App and in the BMW ConnectedDrive Internet portal.


In the non-electric driving modes, the high-voltage battery is charged directly by the petrol engine so that it is available for the boost function. Most energy is fed into the battery in the SPORT mode, and the energy recovery in thrust and brake phases also reaches its maximum. In the COMFORT and ECO PRO modes, correspondingly less energy flows into the high-voltage battery. If you are driving your BMW i8 in the HYBRID mode, the high-voltage battery is charged exclusively by Brake Energy Regeneration.


The real consumption of the BMW i8 depends entirely on personal patterns of usage. Due to the electrical drive components, individual driving behaviour has a higher influence on petrol consumption than is the case in conventional vehicles. With a fully charged battery, the maximum purely electrical range of 37 km can be fully utilised. If the eDrive button is activated, a purely electrical speed of up to 120 km/h is possible. In the driving modes COMFORT and ECO PRO, the petrol engine is automatically switched on by an intelligent operating strategy, and also for purposes of recharging the battery. In the SPORT mode, the petrol engine is running continuously. Depending on the type of driving and length of the route, this affects the consumption of the BMW i8 – the more often you charge the high-voltage battery by cable or Wallbox, the more you will be able to drive purely electrically and hence reduce the overall consumption.

  • Urban driving

    When driving in the city, the BMW i8 fully exploits the strengths of the plug-in hybrid. Short distances can be covered purely electrically, and operation in the HYBRID mode allows a combined consumption of 2.1 l/100 km with emission figures of 49 g CO2/km. So on city streets, the BMW i8 can be regarded as a genuine three-litre car.

  • Everyday driving

    If you use the BMW i8 for daily commuting of approx. 60 to 80 km, the petrol consumption amounts to approximately 5 l/100 km. This means you can enjoy driving pleasure in a thoroughbred sports car every day while at the same benefiting from the same consumption as a compact car.

  • Long-distance driving

    The BMW i8 also displays a new type of efficiency on long routes. However, depending on the current charge level of the high-voltage battery, petrol consumption will still remain below 8 litres/100 km on the next holiday trip.

  • Sporty driving

    If you call up the full power of the BMW i8 in the SPORT mode, the petrol engine supports the battery in the charging process and thus helps to guarantee full system performance at any time. As a result, the overall consumption in practice is up to 12 litres per 100 km, a value that is approximately one third below the figure for a conventional sports car with a comparable performance.


BMW i has developed a sustainable service concept in 360° ELECTRIC, which guarantees you reliable all-round care before and after you purchase a BMW i8. It also ensures that you remain mobile in every situation.

  • Assist Services

    BMW i owners can look forward to a large variety of products and services that offer excellent daily support. These include the BMW i Remote App and the BMW i ConnectedDrive navigation services. Use the BMW i ConnectedDrive services optimised for electric car travel to get the maximum range from your BMW i. If your car does actually require technical assistance on the road, the wide range of BMW i services will quickly provide you with help. With the Assist Services, you can rely on e-mobility at all times and enjoy your driving without any worry.

  • BMW Add-on Mobility

    BMW i offers you the right mobility solution for every situation. With BMW Add-on Mobility, you have flexible access to a BMW vehicles with a specific number of usage days, which you can take advantage of if, say, you need to make a long journey (e.g. you can use a BMW X3 for a road trip). Your BMW i Dealer is happy to make you an individual offer.