The BMW Group plans to solve one of the main problems that hinder the development of electric vehicles, and create your own network Electrical refueling stations across the United States.
New stations network Electrical refueling from the German company to help make life easier for owners models i3 and i8, but also suitable for some models from other manufacturers.
Bavarians appreciate the advantages of network Tesla Supercharger, which is currently already, has 135 charging stations across the United States and decided to create a similar solution for its customers. According to a top manager of the American branch of BMW Jacob Harb, the German company will disclose the details of the deployment of the network in January during the Detroit Auto Show.
BMW will have its own network Electrical refueling in the US
At the moment, BMW has already completed the development of systems that are able to recover 80% battery charge for half an hour (approximate calculations for the car brand). The cost of one compact unit will be about 6500 dollars.
Asked about the unification of charging systems for electric vehicles of various brands, Harb said that the decision by BMW fit, including for other electric vehicles. The exception would be the model of Tesla and Nissan. Will the Germans to charge for the use of electricity at their gas stations, is not specified.
Recall station network network Electrical refueling Supercharger Company Tesla Motors has already gone beyond the United States and in other countries around the world has 101 stations. In addition, Americans are planning for two years to open new plant in Eastern Europe, particularly Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Estonia and Lithuania.