BMW of North America unveils new public charging programs for BMW drivers as part of the ChargeNow. In cooperation with EVgo, the largest public DC Fast charging network in the nation, ChargeNow by EVgo Annual Pass and Pay as You Go plans expand the ChargeNow public charging offerings for BMW i and iPerformance drivers, using the complimentary ChargeNow card included with the vehicle. As announced in November 2015 at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, the current ChargeNow DC Fast program continues to offer two years of no-cost DC and Level 2 charging at participating EVgo stations for qualifying BMW i3 drivers in 25 participating markets across the U.S.
ChargeNow by EVgo Annual Pass provides enrolled BMW i3 drivers with unlimited access to 30 minute DC Fast and one hour Level 2 charging sessions for one full year for a single payment of just $99. Drivers of the BMW i3 without DC Fast charging capability, as well as owners of the BMW i8 and BMW iPerformance models such as the new BMW X5 xDrive40e, BMW 330e and the BMW 740e, can enroll to take advantage of unlimited access to two hour Level 2 charging sessions at participating EVgo stations for one year, for just $39. Annual Pass introductory pricing is available to BMW drivers who enroll by December 31, 2016.
ChargeNow by EVgo Pay As You Go offers BMW i and BMW iPerformance drivers the option to lock in discounted charging rates for a full year at participating stations, with savings up to 30 percent each time they charge. Drivers pay only for their use of the stations, with no money due at enrollment and no monthly fee. DC Fast charging session fees for ChargeNow by EVgo Pay As You Go are just $2.95 per session plus 15 cents per minute, based on time plugged in – a 30% savings as compared to standard rates. Level 2 charging is only $1.20 per hour plugged in – a savings of 20% over usual rates. Pay As You Go introductory pricing is available for BMW drivers who enroll by July 31, 2017.
“BMW has long demonstrated an ongoing commitment to our e-mobility customers, with the company’s steadfast support of a growing public charging infrastructure across the US,” commented Robert Healey, Head of EV Infrastructure for BMW of North America.
“Using their ChargeNow card, our BMW i3, i8, and iPerformance drivers now have to the opportunity to select from these additional exclusive pricing options, thanks to this expanded partnership with EVgo.”
“We worked closely with BMW to develop ChargeNow by EVgo plans with BMW i and iPerformance drivers in mind so that they could have tailored charging programs in key markets that work with their car models and driving style,” said Brendan Jones, VP of OEM Strategy and Development. “These new plans are particularly attractive now as we are able to offer special introductory pricing due to BMW’s support and commitment to its drivers.”
ChargeNow DC Fast. Currently, eligible BMW i3 drivers in key markets who purchase their vehicle on or after November 1, 2015** are eligible for 24 months of no cost, unlimited 30 minute DC and 1 hour Level 2 charging sessions at participating EVgo stations, with ChargeNow DC Fast. Originally introduced in July 2014 in California, the program resulted in the successful installation of more than 100 EVgo stations with DC Fast Combo (CCS) chargers throughout the state, while providing enrolled BMW i3 owners with no-cost access to these stations. With BMW’s continued support as part of the expansion of ChargeNow DC Fast, EVgo is currently in the process of installing 500 additional DC Fast Combo chargers across the US by the end of 2018, with more than 600 total EVgo charging stations offering DC Fast planned to be installed through this program.
Enrollment for ChargeNow by EVgo Annual Pass, ChargeNow by EVgo Pay As You Go, and ChargeNow DC Fast begins at www.ChargeNowUSA.com.
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