BMW Group UK has partnered with Pod Point as preferred EV home ChargePoint supplier for BMW and Mini customers.
The move sees the charge point manufacturer, installer, and public network provider join bp pulse as preferred EV charger supplier for BMW Group UK drivers.
Fleet drivers can now choose Pod Point to install a home charging unit for their plug-in BMW or Mini, and they will also have easy access to the Pod Point network, which consists of more than 6,200 charging bays.
The latest Pod Point units all comply with the UK Government’s regulations as to smart home charging, and provide both faster and safer charging than using a conventional three-pin socket.
The Pod Point Solo 3 unit can be connected to a location’s wifi, so that it can receive over-the-air software upgrades, be remotely diagnosed should there be any issues, and connect with other smart home devices, including remote connectivity.
The addition of the Pod Point network to BMW and Mini Charging means drivers have access to more than 70% coverage of public chargers in the UK with a single account. Commenting on the partnership, Erik Fairbairn, founder and CEO of Pod Point said:
We’re delighted to be working with BMW as a preferred chargepoint supplier. BMW has won praise for having some of the best electric cars on the market with its models consistently lauded for efficiency and range, and we’re excited about the electric vehicles it will bring to market in the coming months.
This year, including pre-production vehicles, BMW Group will already have 15 fully-electric models in production and by the end of 2025, the company is expected to have more than two million fully-electric vehicles on the road, worldwide. Daniel Elliott, eMobility product manager at BMW UK said:
We’re really pleased to announce our new relationship with Pod Point. They excel at providing reliable, easy to use home charging products with a proven reputation for delivering outstanding customer service.
Furthermore, the inclusion of Pod Point’s public charging network within BMW Charging further cements BMW’s focus on creating easy and convenient access to public charging, anywhere, using just the BMW Charging Card or My BMW App.