BMW picks Schneider to install UK home EV charging points

German automobile giant BMW has partnered with Schneider Electric to install home charging points for electric cars in the UK. Under the partnership, Schneider Electric will provide home surveys, supply […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

German automobile giant BMW has partnered with Schneider Electric to install home charging points for electric cars in the UK.

Under the partnership, Schneider Electric will provide home surveys, supply and install ‘BMW i Wallbox’ (pictured) for those customers who own the electric car as well as offer maintenance and support.

The charging point allows the car owners to charge their BMW i3 at up to 7.4kW from zero to 80% within three hours and on to a full charge within four hours.

The installation package will be provided by Schneider Electric but managed by BMW.

Drivers in the UK are eligible to apply for a 75% grant for charging points as part of the Government’s £37 million package for electric vehicles announced earlier this year. Bids for the second round of funding are being invited after winners of the first set were revealed last week.

David Greaves, National Business Development Manager for EV at Schneider Electric said: “We are very excited about this partnership as the provider of home EV charging systems to BMW customers. We strive to deliver seamless, efficient and customer-friendly EV charging installation, extending excellent service into the provision of domestic electric car charging systems.”

A report earlier this week revealed electric vehicles are the fastest growing part of the car market and new charging points for EVs were installed at 12 tube stations around London.