A special new BMW app is breaking new ground, which, in an ironic twist of phrase, you might say is familiar territory for the brand that builds the world’s ultimate driving machine. Recently, they’ve turned their minds to building the world’s ultimate electric driving machine with the all-new i3 and i8 EVs. Of course, one of the inconvenient aspects of owning an EV is having to recharge the vehicle, but BMW is now working to solve that problem as well.
The BMW Smart Charging App will allow owners to automate the charging process; the app automatically seeks out the best times and rates for charging and is expected to save people up to $400 on their electric bills annually. “By automating the at-home charging planning process with the BMW Smart Charging App, we are offering BMW i customers greater convenience and helping them conserve energy while maximizing their cost savings,” said Jose Guerrero, Product Manager and U.S. Product Planning and Strategy for BMW i, BMW of North America.
With the BMW i3 and i8 both already on sale at BMW dealerships like ours here at Perillo BMW, we’re excited for the Smart Charging App to hit the mobile market, which it’s destined to do sometime in 2015.