With the BMW i3, you can use both alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC) public charging stations. This not only makes you more flexible, it also enables you to charge your vehicle as quickly as possible. At a DC public charging station of up to 50kW, a constantly powerful current transfers the energy directly to the high-voltage battery, charging the BMW i3 to 80% capacity in less than 40 minutes. Using an AC Rapid station of up to 11kW charges the BMW i3 to 80% capacity in under three hours, whereas an AC Fast station of up to 7.4kW will do so in under four.
For ease of access ChargeNow is a BMW i mobility service, which enables quick and simple use of over 5,000 UK public charging stations.
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