With “Connected Home Charging”, optimized solar home charging and charging for all BMW and MINI electric cars and plug-ins.

With “Connected Home Charging”, optimized solar home charging and charging for all BMW and MINI electric cars and plug-ins.

Monaco. The BMW Group and E.ON are working together to integrate the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle into the smart home and energy system of the future.

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As a first step, the strategic partnership now enables the creation of a payment ecosystem in customers’ homes that intelligently and directly connects the charging of BMW and MINI vehicles to solar energy production and home users. In addition, this system allows dynamic load balancing that allows power management between home users.

For everyone, even those who do not have photovoltaics, a “Connected Home Charging” package is available that can be ordered either at the dealer or directly through the car configurator on the Internet to allow charging of all hybrid electric vehicles with plug-ins. BMW and MINI (BEV+PHEV). (www.bmw.it; www.mini.it).

The test markets are Germany, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. This package provides customers with all features and services from a single source which is E.ON.

The components of the package are the BMW / MINI Wallbox Plus as a convenient charging point, a smart meter with reverse connection as the basis for all Connected Home Charging services and all installation and configuration work by E.ON. Customers can set system settings and track payments intuitively via the My BMW App or MINI App.

In the case of photovoltaic energy production, the digital and automatic control of the energy flow allows you to benefit from low payment costs and increase your level of self-sufficiency, and the efficient use of green energy contributes to climate protection.

In Italy, the price of the Connected Home Charging package for customers partdepending on the installation, from 1,585 euros including VAT. After 3 years, the services included in the package can be extended directly through the BMW / MINI Integrated Store.

The Connected Home Charging Package can also be ordered for all vehicles in the BMW / MINI hybrid electric and plug-in range already delivered before April 2024 through all BMW / MINI dealers.

Home and electric car as a shared energy ecosystem

With the presence of photovoltaic panels, the integrated Home Charging package from BMW and E.ON, for example, allows you to use additional solar energy.

“Together with E.ON, we are making the car an integral part of the smart home, with BMW and MINI electric vehicles at the heart. This brings balance to the personal energy system, reducing energy costs for our customers and improving their carbon footprint, improving the use of green energy The partnership will also allow us to integrate into the energy market in the future,” said Dominik Becks, Head of New Business Areas for Energy Services at the BMW Group.

“Since eco-driving does not work without electronic charging, I am happy to collaborate with BMW to offer electric BMW and MINI drivers not only energy management, but also solar charging as the first step to charge your car using your own energy solar According to our survey, 67% of electric car drivers in Germany, who live in their own homes, have a solar system added value for more efficient use of energy”, says Mathias Wiecher, CCO of E.ON Drive.

Joint implementation of two-way payments

As part of the collaboration between BMW and E.ON, more features will be implemented in the future. These include cost-optimized charging, which allows customers to participate in price development in the electricity market, charging at a particularly low price at certain times. For the BMW Neue Klasse, from 2025, the Connected Home Charging offer will also be extended to two-way charging. This technology allows customers to use a high-power electric vehicle battery as a storage unit and ultimately feed the stored electricity into the national grid or use it in their home.

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Both partners can also benefit from the results of joint research projects on two-way charging with the BMW i3 group.

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BMW / MINI charging:
charging on the go with ease, transparency and high internet access.

In addition to intelligent solutions for charging at home, customers can also rely on a simple solution from BMW / MINI Charging for charging on the move. The main advantages are attractive kilowatt-hour prices for AC and DC Active Duty charging in Europe, regardless of the operator of the charging infrastructure and the price displayed at the charging station.

The IONITY High Power charging network is also connected to the BMW charging network.

With just one subscription, BMW/MINI Charging offers access to more than 700,000 public charging stations in 29 countries in Europe alone. With coverage of over 95% of all public charging networks, BMW / MINI Charging is one of the leading charging providers.

BMW / MINI charging customers worldwide have access to more than two million charging stations, in cooperation with international partners.

Furthermore, thanks to the innovative Multi Contract Plug & Charge system, customers can digitally store up to five charging contracts from different suppliers in the car. The authentication required for the billing and billing process is done automatically at compatible billing points.

For more information:

Alessandro Toffanin

BMW Product Communications

Phone: +39 0251610308

Email: alessandro.toffanin@bmw.it

Press website: www.press.bmwgroup.come

The BMW Group

With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium cars and motorcycles as well as offering the best financial and mobility services. The BMW Group comprises more than 30 production plants worldwide and has an international sales network in more than 140 countries.

In 2023, the BMW Group sold more than 2.55 million cars and more than 209,000 motorcycles worldwide. Profit before tax in the 2023 financial year was 17.1 billion euros and revenue of 155.5 billion euros. As of December 31, 2023, the BMW Group employed 154,950 people.

The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term vision and responsible action. The company has set the course for the future early and consistently places sustainability and resource conservation at the center of its strategic direction, from supply chain through production to the end-use phase of all products.

BMW Group Italy has been present in our country for more than 50 years and today it boasts 4 companies that employ 850 associates. The Italian branch is one of the six main markets worldwide for the sale of BMW Group cars and motorcycles.