Charging the BMW i8.

In addition to various assistance 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 – and, if required, also with sustainably generated electricity with solutions from BMW Green Energy. A growing number of public charging stations are available on the roads, with access being obtained easily and conveniently using the ChargeNow card. 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. These charging stations, which are 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 – consequently, with a BMW i Wallbox, the BMW i8 can be charged to 80% of its full capacity in two hours.

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 the BMW i installation partner will also take care of delivery, installation and commissioning on request. And because BMW i advocates complete sustainability in e-mobility, a green electricity contract with a selected BMW i Partner 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.

  • BMW i Wallbox

    The BMW i Wallbox, the BMW i Wallbox Plus and the BMW i Wallbox Connect are home charging stations, which allow you to charge your BMW i8 safely, quickly and easily.

    The BMW i Wallboxes ensure that the charging process is uncomplicated and reliable. As soon as the vehicle is connected with the BMW i Wallbox via the charge cable, the charging process starts automatically. The BMW i8 is charged to 80% of its full capacity in less than two hours*.

    The BMW i Wallbox Connect also gives you the opportunity to use green electricity and solar energy you have generated yourself – for rapid charging and even more sustainability.

    *Depends on local electricity infrastructure

  • Green Energy

    A green energy contract gives you the ability to purchase electricity for charging your BMW i8 from regenerative sources – so that not only every journey, but also every charging procedure is completely emission-free. With the product portfolio of BMW Green Energy, you can take advantage of these options very easily and conveniently from one source: from the switch-over to 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.


Quick. Safe. Efficient.



The new BMW i Wallbox impresses with its fresh design and high-quality materials.

During everyday use, the home charging station displays exceptional functionality. Its compact dimensions, functional design and the long cable simplify operation and the charging process.
Charging process


Plugging in the charging cable is all that’s required – and the charging operation starts up automatically.

The charging output is up to 7.4 kW in single-phase mode and up to 11 kW with a three-phase supply. This means that you can recharge your BMW i8 to 80% of full capacity in less than two hours. The charging process is therefore faster and more convenient than with the standard charging cable supplied automatically.

During the charging process, you vehicle can be preheated or cooled. The energy required for this is not provided by the vehicle battery and therefore maximises your range.


Take advantage of the BMW i Installation Service.

This safe and personalised solution contains a charging station, an installation check as well as competent installation in your home or garage.

During the installation check, qualified experts check the possible connections for the BMW i Wallbox. After it has been fitted, you are provided with instructions on how to use the BMW i Wallbox. Safe operation is guaranteed by a 24-month warranty.

The online pre-check lets you check for yourself whether your individual situation is suitable for the installation of a BMW i Wallbox.


Smart. Sustainable. Multifunctional.



Better charging rates and an intelligent connection to Smart Home and energy-management systems – the BMW i Wallbox Pro combines top-quality design with maximum functionality.

The BMW i Wallbox Pro is operated via 7-inch touchscreen display, which enables you to control the charging process and also provides you with an excellent overview of your consumption data. A PIN code protects your wallbox from unauthorised access. Thanks to the high cable attachment, charging is as easy as refuelling at a standard fuel pump. The ideal length of the charging cable of the BMW i Wallbox Pro prevents unwanted contact with the ground and minimises the risk of you tripping over it. The attractive LED fibre-optic strips indicate the current charging status.
Operating Concept


The integrated 7-inch touchscreen display is the central operating element of the BMW i Wallbox Pro and allows you to choose your own individual settings. Operation is possible outdoors, in all weather conditions and even when you are wearing gloves. As soon as you approach the wallbox, a proximity sensor reacts automatically and activates the display.

The monitor shows your current consumption data as well as information about previous charging cycles.

If you want to integrate your BMW i Wallbox Pro into your home network, the BMW i Wallbox Remote App lets you remote-control all functions from a smartphone or a tablet.
Charging Process


Simply plug in the charging cable − and the charging process starts automatically in accordance with your personal preferences.

With a charging rate of up to 7.4 kW, the BMW i Wallbox Pro supports very fast charging of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The high-voltage battery of a BMW i8 can be charged to 80% of its full capacity in less than two hours.

Decide for yourself which type of electricity to power your vehicle with. The intelligent charging functions of the BMW i Wallbox Pro with an energy meter let you use home-generated electricity for your charging process – for example a home solar power system as a private energy source for your emission-free mobility. If no home-generated energy is available, the BMW i Wallbox Pro uses power from the grid instead.
Home-generated Electricity


The optional BMW i Wallbox Pro energy meter enables you to integrate your individual solar-power unit into the charging process for your vehicle. The BMW i Wallbox Pro optimises the charging process in accordance with the solar power available, thus ensuring maximum emission-free electromobility.

BMW i enables you to use your own home-generated electricity in cooperation with premium solar energy providers. Our partners provide you with made-to-measure packages for solar-energy solutions on the roof of your house or garage as well as complete solar carport offers. Information on individual solar solutions from our partner Solarwatt GmbH can be found here.
User Administration


With the BMW i Wallbox Pro user administration, you can keep a constant eye on your electricity consumption.

If you use your vehicle for business purposes, an integrated function allows this electricity use to be recorded separately, which is ideal for expense accounting.

Details of electricity consumption for a specific user account can also be forwarded by e-mail directly from the BMW i Wallbox Pro.
Charging Management


Thanks to integrated charging management, the BMW i Wallbox Pro recognises how much electricity is currently being used in your household and adapts the charging performance automatically.

This ensures maximum charging efficiency in accordance with all electrical appliances in your household.

A clear read-out on the touchscreen shows how much power is being drawn from the household electrical system.
Smart Home System


Via an optional connection with a smart home system such as myGEKKO and Loxone, the BMW i Wallbox Pro can be integrated perfectly into your household.

You can then control selected smart home functions directly from the BMW i Wallbox Pro. And before you set off, your BMW i Wallbox Pro can even display a current weather report.


Take advantage of the BMW i Installation Service.

This safe and personalised solution contains an installation check as well as complete installation in your home or garage.

During the installation check, qualified experts check the possible connections for the BMW i Wallbox Pro. After it has been fitted, you are provided with instructions on how to use the BMW i Wallbox Pro and, together with your installation partner, you can set up your initial user account. Safe operation is guaranteed by a 24-month warranty.

The online pre-check lets you check for yourself whether your individual situation is suitable for the installation of a BMW i Wallbox Pro.


BMW i has created an innovative concept that also offers ideal charging options for the BMW i8 on the move. ChargeNow, a mobility service from BMW i, is the largest association of mobile charging station providers where the BMW i8 can be charged. This concept also includes ParkNow LongTerm, a supply of long-term parking spaces including charging facilities for i8 drivers in locations such as multi-storey car parks.
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.

  • ChargeNow

    ChargeNow offers access to the public charging stations of BMW i Partners. To enable the easy and optimum use of different offers and technologies, BMW i has included a large number of providers in the ChargeNow network. The ChargeNow card permits access and use. At the end of the month, you receive a statement with a clear overview of all your charging operations using the ChargeNow card. Thanks to BMW i ConnectedDrive, all available charging stations are displayed by the BMW i ConnectedDrive services for navigation.

  • ParkNow LongTerm

    ParkNow Long Term helps BMW i customers find long-term parking options with charging stations in multi-storey car parks near their home or workplace.
    This is particularly aimed at customers who are not able to charge their vehicle at home.
    Whether all-day, at night or during working hours – ParkNow LongTerm has the right offer to meet your needs.


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. Here 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. And 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.