During 2015 CES BMW is introducing i Home Charging Services & energy storage system concept

Posted on Wednesday, 7 January 2015 , 16:01:05 byVeronica

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During 2015 CES BMW is introducing i Home Charging Services & energy storage system concept


Bavarian carmaker has announced that they want to introduce the I Home Charging Services at the Consumers Electronics Show that will take place in Las Vegas. The German specialists have thought this through and have reached a very interesting result which is designed to maximize the use of renewable energy. This is actually an updated BMW I Wallbox Pro charger that uses solar power as long as it is available and for as long as it is available. What happens what the sun sets or when the panels are not installed? The engineers have thought about this too and what happens is that the vehicle will be automatically charged at the cheapest off-peak rates. I am sure this will be much appreciated by the US customers as they might save up to USD800 per year.



The project manager, the man behind all this is thinking to help their customers to spend less on mobility by maximizing the use of green power and doing everything with assistance and not on their own, as it happens most cases; and this is not all. The Germans have also introduced stationary energy storage system that actually works with repurposed BMW i batteries. How this works is that it collects solar energy so it can later be used to charge an electric vehicle or even power a house, and yes, it is for real. Just for our information, the specialists are telling us that a solar carport with a roof area of 25 square meters or more can produce enough power for 32.000 km of electric driving a year. This sounds quite interesting and also rest assured that this is the first EV smart charging solution of this type in the world and we will have the opportunity to enjoy it by 2016. No details on the price have been revealed yet.



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