The Expansion of the BMW Charging Service ChargeForward!
North American division of BMW announced the national expansion of its smart charging service, ChargeForward, in conjunction with the launch of the first all-electric BMW 5 Series such as 2024 BMW i5 and 2024 BMW i5 M60. All BMW electric vehicles model years 2018 and up will be eligible to enroll in BMW charging system ChargeForward throughout the lower 48 states. The innovative smart BMW charging feature provides customers with incentives for aligning their vehicle charging with times when renewable energy is highest on the grid.
While ChargeForward is already available in some states across the U.S. through partnerships with various utility providers, it will now be accessible to all electrified vehicle customers by utilizing carbon data specific to the electric grid in each region. This allows BMW EVs drivers to reduce their carbon footprint and support fluctuations in the electric grid, all while earning cash incentives. The program is completely free and digital, utilizing the Connected Drive system to communicate to the vehicle the best times to charge. Drivers can enroll online and do not need to install any hardware to participate.
This expansion marks the next phase in the BMW charging system ChargeForward , which leads the sector in testing groundbreaking ways to use BMW EVs as a flexible grid resource.
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