BMW Group customers in the UK now have access to one of the world’s largest EV public charging networks, using just one RFID card or app, following the launch of two new services.
Using their single BMW Charging or Mini Charging card, or the new BMW or MINI Charging App, customers can charge at more than 11,000 charging points from different operators across the UK, as well as 173,000 charge points across Europe.
BMW and Mini drivers have access to charge points from a range of operators, with the current network including BP Pulse – including ChargeYourCar -ESB, Osprey, Source London and Chargepoint Network UK – including Instavolt – and others.
High-power charging stations via Ionity are also part of the BMW Charging network. Combined, this gives drivers access to over 8,500 AC and 1,500 DC charging points across the UK, plus a further 162,000 AC and 11,000 DC charging points across Europe.
BMW or Mini Charging customers can register for a pay-as-you-go ‘Flex tariff’, which provides the driver with access to all included network operators using a single charge card, without the need for a monthly membership or subscription to each individual operator.
Customers choosing this tariff pay each month for the charging they have used.
For drivers who use public charging more frequently, BMW and Mini Charging offers two additional monthly subscription packages.
Drivers can see a breakdown of their charging history and fees using the App or at the new BMW or Mini Charging website, with the cost of completed charging sessions and any optional package subscriptions invoiced monthly.
To locate nearby charge points, customers can use the My BMW App, Mini Connected App, new BMW/Mini Charging App or BMW/Mini Charging websites.