Energy supply.

Electricity is available practically everywhere, and of course the BMW ActiveE can be recharged from a normal socket. However, using your own wallbox or a public charging station is faster – BMW will support you during installation of the wallbox and will help you to find the nearest charging station.


Energy providers, municipalities and others are already building the filling station network of the future; this is where you will be able to connect your BMW ActiveE in no time at all with the charging cable supplied and fully recharge it in 4 to 5 hours. The BMW ActiveE app for your iPhone™ knows where the nearest public charging station is located. Generally the stations are already supplying electricity from renewable sources – as will the local energy companies which are taking part in the BMW ActiveE field trial in selected regions.

These companies will install a wallbox for you on request so that you have your own personal charging station in your garage or carport. Most houses already have the necessary infrastructure for this. The power consumption of the wallbox is equivalent to that of an electric cooker. However, you can of course continue cooking while the BMW ActiveE is charging its high-voltage batteries.


Fuel consumption / CO2 emissions

Charging times
4-5 h at 230 V, 32 A
8-10 h at 230 V, 16 A connected to a standard three-wire socket

CO2 emission vary according to the type of electricity production. BMW recommends electricity for regenerative sources. Zero CO2 emissions – from electricity generation to driving the vehicle – calls for electricity from 100 per cent regenerative energies.

Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany.
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