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Archive for February, 2017

System Offers Free and Low-cost EV Charge

The ChargeNow by EVgo program delivers a public access charging program for Electric Vehicles (EVs) across the country at little or no cost, including access for those drivers who live in the Phoenix area. BMW owners of EVs and plug-in hybrids can access the charging stations, which now total almost 700 across the country. “The pace at which we have been making charging infrastructure partnership announcements recently shows that BMW continues to aggressively pursue the company’s commitment to our e-mobility customers, with our steadfast support for growing the public charging infrastructure across the U.S.,” according to BMW manager of eMobility, Cliff Fietzek. “Using our ChargeNow card, our BMW i3, i8 and iPerformance drivers now have access to the entire EVgo charging network. By supporting the continued growth of publicly available DC Fast charging across the U.S., BMW is helping more drivers make the switch to an e-mobility lifestyle with confidence.” If you’ve been interested in EV technology but haven’t made the switch, now’s the time to check out the inventory at Chapman BMW on Camelback.

Activate Your ChargeNow Card Today

Go to to activate your ChargeNow card, which you’ll find in the glovebox of your new BMW EV or plug-in hybrid. You can utilize the BMW Connected app on your smartphone to not only control the charging process, plan trips and get the most out of your electric driving experience, but you can also check your vehicle charge status remotely. There are eight charging stations conveniently located in the Phoenix/Casa Grande area and two more in Tucson. The ChargeNow program is also busy adding more DC charging stations, which cuts the time you need to spend bringing your BMW EV back up to optimal levels. “DC Fast charging provides EV drivers with range confidence and allows them to go farther in a shorter period of time – something leading EV manufacturers like BMW see as an advantage. We share BMW’s vision to make EV ownership more convenient by expanding the ChargeNow by EVgo program to include more of our strategically placed chargers near retail and dining,” said EVgo VP Rob Barrosa.

The Future of Mobility Starts with ‘i’

BMW is on the cutting edge of solving personal mobility problems of the near future with the introduction of the i-Series of vehicles. The i3 EV and i8 plug-in hybrid are the kingpins of the BMW eDrive platform. Running on pure electricity, the i3 gets up to 114 miles per charge, while the Range Extender brings that total to 180 miles, which is more than the traditional commuter will drive in a week. The BMW i8 is a totally different animal, offering a true sports car experience with a twin-turbo engine working together with an electric motor for supreme efficiency. Take a look at the i-Series and the rest of the BMW electric lineup when you take some time for a trip to Chapman BMW on Camelback.