More people than ever are making the switch to Plug In Hybrid and Electric cars from traditional combustion engines. With an improved economy, low CO₂ emissions and lower running costs, it’s easy to see why so many people are making the switch.
BMW offers one of the largest range of plug-in hybrid car ranges in the UK with fourteen models. From Saloon right up to MPV and SUV, there is a BMW Plug In Hybrid for everyone. Formerly referred to as BMW iPerformance, the latest generation of our plug-in hybrids are now an established part of the BMW line up and can be easily identified by the use of an ‘e’ in their model name. The latest model to join the BMW range, the BMW 330e Touring.
Every BMW Plug In Hybrid offers a high level of standard equipment, our latest technology innovations and typical BMW driving dynamics, which is why BMW refer to this range as ‘Always BMW, sometimes electric’
The 330e, 745e, 745Le xDrive, X3 xDrive30e and X5 xDrive45e models offer various driving modes which can be selected by the driver and offers a convenient Battery Control function that allows the driver to set a specific charge level (between 30% - 100%) of the battery. The car is powered by the petrol engine until the required battery charge level is reached and maintained. This can be useful if you want to reserve sufficient electric charge for certain sections of your journey or simply want to boost your charge status without stopping.
It is now easier than ever to charge your Plug In Hybrid or Electric Car at home thanks to the advancement of home charging, which makes this as simple as charging your phone. All BMW Plug-in Hybrid models are equipped with a standard charging cable that is compatible with any domestic 3-pin power outlet and have charging cycles between 5-10 hours (0-100%). Ideal for charging overnight and ready for your next journey. For even faster charge times, a home-charging wallbox can be installed and this can reduce your charge cycles to less than 4 hours.
When out in public, you can also take advantage of the ever growing network of public chargers. The BMW ChargeNow service, in partnership with BP Chargemaster, provides access to the largest network of charging stations in the UK, at over 7,000 locations nationwide.
To see how a Plug In Hybrid could work for you, ‘test your drive’ here by choosing your preferred Plug In Hybrid model and daily commute to see how much you could save by switching to Hybrid: https://www.testyourdrive.co.uk/