Its complete integration with Android and iOS devices through the BMW i Remote App makes Smart Charging is the first automated and fully integrated functionality of its kind to be offered by an automotive manufacturer.
According to BMW, customers using the app can potentially save up to $400 every year on their electric bills through optimized energy management.
“By automating the at-home charging planning process with the BMW Smart Charging App, we are offering BMW i customers greater convenience and helping them conserve energy while maximizing their cost savings,” said Jose Guerrero, Product Manager and U.S. Product Planning and Strategy for BMW i, BMW of North America.
It allows BMW i3 drivers to automate their charging strategy ahead of time on a daily or weekly basis. The app also lets them check energy rates, determine optimal charging times, and get transparency over charging costs via a direct channel to a national energy rate database hosted by Genability, a partner of BMW Group.
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