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ChargeNow by EVgo no-cost and specially priced public charging programs - exclusively for BMW i and iPerformance drivers - now available in more than 50 metro areas across the U.S.
26.01.2017 Press Release
EMBARGO: Woodcliff Lake, NJ/Washington, DC – January 26, 2017 8:00 am ET / 5:00 am PT… BMW of North America announced the expansion of ChargeNow by EVgo programs (including ChargeNow DC Fast) to more than 50 metro areas* in the US, encompassing the entire EVgo public charging network, the largest public DC Fast charging network in the nation. With this expansion, more than 92 percent of BMW i3, BMW i8 and BMW iPerformance (BMW X5 xDrive40e, BMW 740e xDrive, BMW 530e and the BMW 330e) drivers in the U.S. will be able to enroll to take advantage of a ChargeNow by EVgo program tailored to their vehicle, at any EVgo station.
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- ChargeNow by EVgo provides no cost and low cost public charging access programs designed for BMW i and BMW iPerformance owners across the entire EVgo network– now including charging stations in 33 states.
- This expansion enables more than 92 percent of new BMW i3 drivers to enroll in ChargeNow DC Fast for 2 years of no-cost charging. Owners of Certified Pre-Owned BMW i3 and i8 vehicles can enroll for 1 year of no-cost charging at EVgo stations.
- Drivers can easily enroll at www.ChargeNowUSA.com using their ChargeNow card, for access to the nearly 670 EVgo DC Fast charging stations, plus Level 2 chargers, now available across the country.
EMBARGO: Woodcliff Lake, NJ/Washington, DC – January 26, 2017 8:00 am ET / 5:00 am PT … BMW of North America announced the expansion of ChargeNow by EVgo programs (including ChargeNow DC Fast) to more than 50 metro areas* in the US, encompassing the entire EVgo public charging network, the largest public DC Fast charging network in the nation. With this expansion, more than 92 percent of BMW i3, BMW i8 and BMW iPerformance (BMW X5 xDrive40e, BMW 740e xDrive, BMW 530e and the BMW 330e) drivers in the U.S. will be able to enroll to take advantage of a ChargeNow by EVgo program tailored to their vehicle, at any EVgo station.
“The pace at which we have been making charging infrastructure partnership announcements recently shows that BMW continues to aggressively pursue the company’s commitment to our e-mobility customers, with our steadfast support for growing the public charging infrastructure across the U.S.,” commented Cliff Fietzek, Manager Connected eMobility at BMW of North America, LLC. “Using their ChargeNow card, our BMW i3, i8, and iPerformance drivers now have access to the entire EVgo charging network. By supporting the continued growth of publicly available DC Fast charging across the U.S., BMW is helping more drivers make the switch to an e-mobility lifestyle with confidence.”
The breadth of EVgo’s expansive fast charging network currently totals more than 668 dual-port DC Fast charging stations installed and available to EV drivers across the United States, supported by supplemental Level 2 chargers. An additional 50-plus DC Fast chargers are planned to be installed - and added to the ChargeNow by EVgo programs for BMW drivers - in 2017. EVgo charging stations are strategically located near shopping and dining establishments along convenient, well-traveled routes.
BMW i and BMW iPerformance owners can enroll for a ChargeNow by EVgo program at www.ChargeNowUSA.com. Once enrolled, drivers easily locate EVgo chargers with ConnectedDrive in their BMW vehicle, either using the in-vehicle Navigation or by using the BMW Connected App. Enrolled BMW customers use the ChargeNow card provided with their vehicle to access EVgo stations in their area, to take advantage of ChargeNow by EVgo no-cost or reduced cost public charging.
“DC Fast charging provides EV drivers with range confidence and allows them to go farther in a shorter period of time – something leading EV manufacturers like BMW see as an advantage. We share BMW’s vision to make EV ownership more convenient by expanding the ChargeNow by EVgo program to include more of our strategically placed chargers near retail and dining,” said Rob Barrosa, Vice President, OEM Strategy and Business Development at EVgo.
Below are details on the ChargeNow by EVgo (including ChargeNow DC Fast) programs now available to BMW i and iPerformance drivers – all of which now are available to even more BMW customers, thanks to the expansion to EVgo stations across the U.S.
ChargeNow DC Fast: Two years of no-cost charging for drivers of new BMW i3 vehicles. Eligible owners of new BMW i3 vehicles in metro areas served by EVgo stations, who purchase their vehicle on or after November 1, 2015** are eligible for 24 months of no-cost 30 minute DC Fast and 1 hour Level 2 charging sessions at EVgo stations, as part of ChargeNow DC Fast. Enroll by 12/31/18.
ChargeNow by EVgo CPO: One year of no-cost charging for Certified Pre-Owned BMW i3 and BMW i8 owners. Announced at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2016, ChargeNow by EVgo CPO offers one year of no-cost charging sessions at EVgo stations for owners of Certified Pre-Owned BMW i3 and BMW i8 vehicles. Enroll by 7/31/17.
ChargeNow by EVgo Annual Pass, ChargeNow by EVgo Pay As You Go: One year of special pricing options for BMW i and iPerformance owners. ChargeNow by EVgo Annual Pass and ChargeNow by EVgo Pay As You Go, available to all BMW i3, BMW i8 and BMW iPerformance drivers in the served metro areas (regardless of vehicle model year or purchase date), give BMW customers the choice to make a single low payment upfront for a full year of charging at no additional cost (“Annual Pass”), or to enroll with no upfront fee to lock in 20-30% savings each time they charge at EVgo stations for a year (“Pay As You Go”). Enroll by 7/31/17.
Enrollment is easy with the ChargeNow card provided with the BMW vehicle. Enrollment for ChargeNow by EVgo Annual Pass, ChargeNow by EVgo Pay As You Go, and ChargeNow DC Fast begins at www.ChargeNowUSA.com.
*EVgo stations are available in the following metro areas.
Albany , NY
New Haven, CT
New York Tri-State (NY, NJ, CT)
Burlington - Montpelier, VT
Orlando - Daytona, FL
Palm Springs, FL
Cleveland - Akron, OH
Colorado Springs, CO
Dallas - Ft. Worth, TX
Salt Lake City, UT
Detroit - Ann Arbor, MI
San Diego, CA
Fayetteville-Bentonville, AR (Single charger)
San Francisco, CA
Santa Barbara, CA
Ft. Lauderdale - Boca Raton, FL
Greenville, SC - Asheville, NC
Spokane (Single charger)
Harrisburg - York, PA
Springfield-Holyoke, MA (Single charger)
St. Louis, MO
Tampa - Clearwater, FL
Las Vegas, NV
Vero Beach, FL (Single charger)
Los Angeles, CA
** For a complete list of terms and conditions, please visit www.ChargeNowUSA.com.
BMW’s commitment to e-mobility
The BMW Group’s commitment to developing new forms of transportation for a changing world began nearly a decade ago with the inception of Project i. After two successful EV pilot projects, first the MINI E and then the BMW ActiveE, BMW i was born, and with it the company’s first production electric vehicle, the BMW i3, followed by the BMW i8, the company’s first plug-in hybrid sports car. The expertise gained is now being applied to the BMW iPerformance line of advanced plug-in hybrid models. All BMW iPerformance models combine BMW eDrive technology with an internal combustion engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. As part of the company’s commitment to reducing the effects of greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the convenience of longer distance EV travel, BMW has also committed to the development of a robust public EV charging infrastructure in the US. BMW has continuously supported the rollout of DC Fast charging stations across the US through a number of partnerships, including the Express Charging Corridors along the East and West Coasts.
EVgo leads America’s electric vehicle revolution. Our mission: Build the nation’s largest EV charging network while improving the planet and boosting the economy. We put the right chargers in the right places. Together we unite the EV movement for all, making it unstoppable. EVgo provides access to hundreds of public charging sites across the United States. To find out more, or to join the EVgo network, visit www.evgo.com. Connect with EVgo on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 341 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 152 BMW motorcycle retailers, 126 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
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