A plug for fast charg­ing

Wheels (Australia) - - Firstdrives -

Charg­ing an i3 or i3s should now be more con­ve­nient with BMW switch­ing to the Type 2 CCS plug used in Europe and cho­sen by lo­cal op­er­a­tors as the stan­dard for Aus­tralia’s emerg­ing EV in­fra­struc­ture. An 80 per­cent charge us­ing a con­ven­tional do­mes­tic plug takes 15 hours. That’s halved when us­ing a BMW Wall­box ($1750) on sin­gle-phase power. The time it takes to brim the last 20 per­cent of the lithium-ion cells is ap­par­ently too vari­able to put a fig­ure on. Claimed real-world range is 200km for BEV mod­els and 330km for REX vari­ants.

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