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PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

OUR PLUG-IN HYBRID CARS.

A plug-in hybrid is propelled by both an electric motor and a combustion engine, thus combining the best of both worlds. In this way, the combustion engine can be employed on motorways and the electric motor can take over in built-up areas. It ensures that both technologies are used to maximum efficiency. As is the case with an electric car, the battery can be supplied with power and charged from a socket. The interplay of the BMW eDrive propulsion concept also inspires with its impressive dynamics. Thanks to its combination of electric motor, lithium-ion high-performance battery and intelligent energy management it provides an inspiringly agile driving experience and breath-taking acceleration. When driven purely electrically, it is completely free of local emissions. Find out more about the BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles and take a look ahead at tomorrow’s future-oriented projects.

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TAX INCENTIVES FOR PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

     

FAQ ON PLUG-IN HYBRIDS.

  • What is a plug-in hybrid car (PHEV)?

    A plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) has a combustion engine and an electric motor. Both are able to propel the vehicle independently. A plug-in hybrid obtains its energy firstly by charging the battery from a socket or at a charging station. Secondly through recuperation. The hybrid drive automatically employs the optimum drive system in every motoring situation. For instance, the vehicle may be travelling purely electrically on certain routes or can – such as when overtaking for example – call on additional power dynamically.

  • How does a plug-in hybrid work?

    Hybrid vehicles combine a conventional petrol engine with an electric drive. Intelligent interplay between the two enables a remarkable saving in fuel to be achieved, significantly lowers exhaust emissions and provides an exceptional driving sensation. On journeys up to approx. 50 km/h, the hybrid generally runs purely electrically provided it makes sense, such as in urban areas for example. For maximum efficiency in different driving situations, such as fast journeys or rapid acceleration, it uses the combined power of electric motor and combustion engine.

  • What is the (electric) range of a plug-in hybrid car?

    The electric range of a plug-in hybrid car depends on the size of the battery. In the case of BMW, the maximum electric range is between 40 and 95 kilometres, depending on the model. The electric range depends on various factors, in particular: personal driving style, track conditions, outside temperature, heating/air conditioning and pre-heating. The overall range through the combination with the combustion engine is of course significantly higher.

  • Is the “E registration plate” available for plug-in hybrid cars?

    Cars known as plug-in hybrids, i.e. hybrid vehicles with an external charging connection, can obtain the E registration plate. The condition for this is that they should either emit a maximum of 50 grams of CO2 per kilometre or be able to cover a distance of at least 40 kilometres in purely electric driving mode. This applies to all BMW plug-in hybrids.

  • Can a plug-in hybrid also be charged without a socket?

    Yes, it can. You can also charge a plug-in hybrid from a charging station or a Wallbox. However, the different charging stations do need different cables or types of plug. For conventional sockets, the standard charging cable is included in the supply schedule. The BMW Wallbox is equipped with its own cable. For public charging stations, you need what is known as a “public AC charging cable” with the “Type 2” plug on both ends. Currently, though, there is one exception for high-power charging (HPC) stations, such as those of IONITY: at present these stations are only compatible with what are known as CCS plugs, which may, however, apply to plug-in hybrids in the future. In addition, a plug-in hybrid can also obtain part of its charge via recuperation.  

  • Can the plug-in hybrid be charged during the journey?

    Yes, it can. The plug-in hybrid can regain part of its energy when braking (recuperation).

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THE OUTLOOK FOR 2023.

THE OUTLOOK FOR 2023.

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Electric cars.

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Charging our electric cars & plug-in hybrids.

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Range of our electric cars & plug-in hybrids.

FUEL CONSUMPTION AND CO2 EMISSIONS.

BMW 225xe Active Tourer: Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.5-2.3 CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 57-52 Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 13.7-13.4

 

BMW 330e Sedan: Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 1.9-1.6 CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 43-37 Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 15.4-14.8

 

BMW 330e Touring(2): Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.3-1.8 CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): xxx-xxx Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): x.x-x.x

 

BMW 530e Sedan: Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 1.8-1.6 CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 40-36 Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.5-13.8

 

BMW 745e Sedan: Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.2-2.1 CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 51-48 Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 15.5-15.1

 

BMW X1 xDrive25e(2): Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): from 2.0 CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): from 43 Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): x.x-x.x

 

BMW X3 xDrive30e: Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.4-2.1 CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 54-49 Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 17.2-16.4

 

BMW X5 xDrive45e: Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.0-1.7 CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 47-39 Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 23.5-21.5

 

BMW i8 Coupé: Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 1.8 CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 42 Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.0

 

BMW i8 Roadster: Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.0 CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 46 Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.5

 

The values of the vehicles labelled with (2) are preliminary.

 

The information on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption has been determined in accordance with the prescribed measurement procedure VO (EU) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model.

 

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 and on https://www.dat.de/co2

 

The values are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. For vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.

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Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

  • BMW 225xe Active Tourer:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.5–2.3
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 57–52
    Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 13.7–13.4

    BMW 330e Sedan:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 1.9–1.6
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 43–37
    Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 15.4–14.8

    BMW 530e Sedan:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 1.8–1.6
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 40–36
    Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.5–13.8

    BMW 745e Sedan:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.2–2.1
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 51–48
    Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 15.5–15.1

    BMW X3 xDrive30e:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.4–2.1
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 54–49
    Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 17.2–16.4

    BMW X5 xDrive45e:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.0–1.7
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 47–39
    Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 23.5–21.5

    BMW i8 Coupé:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 1.8
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 42
    Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.0

    BMW i8 Roadster:
    Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 2.0
    CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 46
    Electric consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 14.5

    The values of the vehicles labelled with (2) are preliminary.

    The information on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption has been determined in accordance with the prescribed measurement procedure VO (EU) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model.

    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 and on https://www.dat.de/co2

    The values are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. For vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.