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After almost five decades of research and development, we are taking the topic of sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility onto the road with a variety of electrified models. Alongside our all-electric models, such as the new BMW iX or the BMW i3 and BMW i3s, our fleet of plug-in hybrid vehicles guarantees the best of both worlds for every lifestyle and every need. Impressive ranges make electrified driving more flexible, convenient and attractive than ever before. As an automobile manufacturer, we are committed to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and have the ambition to be the most successful and sustainable premium supplier for individual mobility. After all, for us sustainability is not a trend but a call to action.

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The Electric Model

100% electric driving pleasure:Discover the unique feeling of driving a BMW electric model without any local emissions. Enjoy the uncompromisingly direct response of the electric engine, as well as the revolutionary acceleration characteristics, the extremely agile driving behavior and the feeling of moving almost silently through the traffic, as if floating on air.

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The Plug-In Hybrid

Maximum efficiency, supreme comfort and exclusive driving dynamics:this is what the BMW plug-in hybrids stand for. More versatile than any other type of vehicle, they combine the best of both worlds and, with their additional electric drive, bring individual variety and a local absence of emissions into your everyday life at the touch of a button.

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BMW i vehicles are 100% electric, offer 100% driving pleasure and are 100% BMW. With almost 5 decades of know-how in the field of electrified mobility, there is no one better suited to care for your BMW i model than our BMW Victoria team. Our factory-trained technicians have an unmatched wealth of knowledge on every element of your BMW i vehicle and our parts department offers the broadest selection of the necessary components that go into its outstanding performance.

Book your service or visit our parts department today and rest assured your BMW i model is in the right hands so that you can enjoy BMW eDrive to the fullest.

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Compatible With Any Outlet

Catch a charge at any power outlet with the Occasional Use Cable, included as standard with every BMW plug-in hybrid.

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Optimized Charging At Home

Install a BMW i Wallbox in your home for fast charging between daily drives.

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On-The-Go Charging

There are now more than 1,000 public charging stations in B.C. BC Hydro currently operates 70 fast chargers located along B.C.'s major highways.

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What is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV)?

BMW plug-in hybrid electric vehicles combine the conventional BMW TwinPower Turbo combustion engine with an electric motor. This dual-drivetrain system works together to reduce exhaust emission and provide potential fuel savings without restricting range. Intuitive drive modes automatically optimize efficiency by selecting the ideal combination of electric and gas power on drives of any length. You can also choose to drive in all-electric mode within a certain range, or with the convenience of the combustion engine like a conventional BMW.

What is the difference between a plug-in hybrid vehicle, hybrid vehicle, and a mild hybrid?

A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle carries a larger battery than hybrid vehicles that cannot be plugged in. The larger battery size enables plug-in hybrids to operate in all-electric mode without engaging the combustion engine within a certain range and speed. The batteries in plug-in hybrids can be charged using a standard 120V household outlet, or a more powerful 240V outlet found at a public charging station or in the available BMW i Wallbox. In addition, the driver also has the option of using the combustion engine in tandem with the electric motor or independently.

A hybrid vehicle, by contrast, cannot be changed from an external power source -- they rely on energy generated from gasoline or regenerative braking. This limited power supply is not designed to support all-electric driving, and the smaller battery delivers fewer of the efficiency benefits of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.

A mild hybrid electric vehicle (MHEV) is powered by a combustion engine supported by a 48V electric motor integrated into the drivetrain. While MHEVs cannot be driven on full electric power, the electric motor assists the combustion engine in certain situations -- as a starter for seamless Auto Start/Stops, while accelerating from a standstill, or when you need extra eBoost acceleration as you drive. Mild hybrid technology optimizes efficiency and performance while increasing overall comfort for the driver.

What is the electric range of a BMW plug-in hybrid vehicle?

The electric range of a plug-in hybrid vehicle depends on the size of the battery, as well as the vehicle weight, aerodynamics, and tire type. In the case of 2020/2021 BMW plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, the EPA-rated electric ranges are:

  • BMW X5 xDrive45e Sports Activity Vehicle®:30 miles
  • BMW X5 xDrive45e SAV:30 miles
  • BMW 330e/330e xDrive Sedan:22/20 miles
  • BMW 530e/530e xDrive Sedan:20/18 miles
  • BMW 745e xDrive Sedan:16 miles

The combined driving range when engaging both the electric motor and the BMW TwinPower Turbo engine is significantly higher and can be optimized based on driving and charging behavior.

Does a plug-in hybrid vehicle require charging?

Charging the battery of your plug-in hybrid vehicle is highly recommended to maximize efficiency and power. Without charging, all-electric driving will be limited, and power reserves for the eBoost function will be much lower. For optimized efficiency, BMW recommends regular charging overnight.

BMW plug-in hybrids can also charge while driving. Regenerative braking allows the plug-in hybrid to regain part of its energy. In addition, charging can also take place during the journey with the function known as Battery Control Mode. This mode maintains the charge of the high-voltage battery constantly at the desired level or increases it to the preset value, by having the electric motor function as a generator. In this way, for example, it is possible to use Battery Control Mode during a drive on the highway to protect or even increase the electric power reserves so that a subsequent urban route can be covered with electric driving and without any local emissions.

Even if you don't have time to catch a charge, your PHEV will still get you where you need to go. When the battery is fully discharged, the BMW TwinPower Turbo engine automatically takes over.

What are the benefits, including financial savings, of a plug-in hybrid?

Many drivers can save money through owning a plug-in hybrid vehicle with financial benefits such as potential fuel savings and federal tax credits. Furthermore, state incentives like tax credits, grants, rebates, and more are available depending on your eligibility.

Do plug-in hybrid vehicles require special maintenance?

BMW plug-in hybrid vehicles, including their high-voltage components, do not require any special or scheduled maintenance outside of the factory-scheduled maintenance recommended for all new BMW vehicles. In addition, BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) provides a warranty for the high-voltage lithium-ion battery assembly against defects in materials or workmanship for a period of 8 years/80,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

For all recommended factory-scheduled maintenance, BMW offers the comprehensive BMW Ultimate Care program at your authorized BMW Center, which guarantees no-cost maintenance for the first 3 years after purchase.


For the BMW Group, the ultimate driving experience extends far beyond mobility. This is because the topic of sustainability is a key issue for us, and one in which we make no concessions. On the contrary, we are entering the future with a completely new and consistent strategy that not only extends beyond our direct sphere of influence but also raises the topic of sustainability to an entirely new level.

In the past years and decades we have already set significant standards in the life cycle assessment of our vehicles -- starting with the resources used, through energy consumption, to the recycling rate. In the coming years, we will continuously expand our far-reaching electrification strategy and globally offer 25 electrified models in 2023.

However, the goal of climate neutrality and emission-free mobility can only be achieved through a variety of electrified drive technologies. For this reason, and in order to achieve even greater flexibility with regard to the needs of our customers, we will continue to drive forward our commitment to the development of hydrogen fuel cells in a technology neutral approach. We have already presented the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT at the Frankfurt Autoshow in 2019. In the next step, we will present a small series of the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT in 2022. Step by step, therefore, we are pursuing new paths towards an environmentally friendly and emission-free future.

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reduction in the CO2 emissions generated in the supply chain of the BMW Group per vehicle produced by 2030.


of the waste generated worldwide in our internal production of 2.5 million vehicles per year is recycled and reused.


Since 2020, we supply our vehicle production plants worldwide exclusively with electricity from renewable energy sources. Green electricity has also been contractually stipulated with our suppliers for the production of the battery cells we use.

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