Experience the pioneering electromobility technologies from BMW.

We offer a broad range of electrified BMW models, ideally suited to meet your very individual requirements. On this page you will not only find all the information on our purely electrically powered cars but also on our plug-in hybrids, which are propelled by both an electric motor and a combustion engine. You will also obtain an overview of the numerous offers from BMW Charging, which are available for both drive systems and gain an outlook of the innovative milestones of electromobility that already await you in the near future.

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BMW electromobility options BMW electric cars and hybrid vehicles in front of buildings


Technological progress in electromobility makes the range on offer and the individual benefits for users increasingly diverse. At the same time, there is a major distinction between purely electric cars and hybrid vehicles. Here you can compare the most important technologies in electromobility and find the best possible drive option for your requirements.

  • Electric car.

    An electric car, also known as a BEV (battery electric vehicle), runs exclusively on electricity stored in a battery. This determines the electric range of the vehicle. The electric car therefore has no combustion engine, nor does it need any fossil fuel to propel the vehicle. As a result, an electric car is locally free of emissions in the actual driving mode.

  • Plug-in hybrid vehicle.

    A hybrid vehicle or PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) has two motors: a combustion engine and an electric motor, which results in a significantly increased overall range. It obtains its energy not only from normal sockets or a charging station but also through active driving situations using brake energy regenerations, a process called recuperation. This involves the kinetic energy of the vehicle being converted back into electrical energy during the braking process and fed into the battery.  

  • Mild hybrid vehicle.

    A mild hybrid electric vehicle, or MHEV for short, denotes another version of the hybrid drive. In a mild hybrid, the electric motor does not function as an independent drive. It merely supports the combustion engine and engages in certain driving situations. This brings about a saving in fuel as well as an increase in range. In addition, the electric drive can reinforce the combustion engine by providing a boost. Charging the battery, however, takes place exclusively during the journey when braking through recuperation.


BMW electric cars BMW i3 on the road three-quarter front view

The BMW electromobility concept stands for an innovative drive system and a new understanding of premium mobility. Experience groundbreaking electric vehicles that combine impressive dynamics with sheer driving pleasure free of local emissions.


BMW plug-in hybrids BMW hybrid vehicle on the road three-quarter front view

Thanks to ultra modern drive technology and efficient lithium-ion high-performance batteries, the BMW plug-in hybrids combine the best of two worlds: combustion engine and electric drive – at the same time, they impress with an exceptional level of efficiency and tremendous torque.


BMW charging BMW i3s man at charging station

Plug in and charge – that’s how easy it can be. Especially, if you have the right charging option. This is why you will find all the key information on charging your electric car or plug-in hybrid right here. Apart from that, various products and services from BMW Charging are available that will make it easier to charge your electric car or plug-in hybrid both in everyday use and on longer journeys.


BMW range BMW i3 against an urban backdrop with woman and child

If you are planning a longer journey or wish to use your electric vehicle in your everyday routine, it may be advantageous to know the range and charging options for your vehicle. This is where you can obtain important information on the range of your electric car and plug-in hybrid as well as the opportunities available to you at home, at the workplace and while travelling offered by the various charging options.

BMW innovative digital services BMW vehicle in front of bridge three-quarter view



With each new day, BMW takes on the task of bringing tomorrow’s mobility one step closer. With innovative digital services such as the eDrive Zones and the BMW Points bonus scheme, which are schedule to become available in 2020*, we are working to create innovative routes. In this way we are getting even more from every metre of your efficient journey.

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BMW eDrive Zones & BMW Points cockpit display


More and more cities are introducing so-called environmental zones. In order to promote emission-free travel through these environmental zones to the greatest extent possible, we have developed the BMW eDrive Zones on this basis. In future, your BMW plug-in hybrid* will automatically recognise when it is entering an environmental zone and will switch over automatically to an emission-free, purely electric driving mode. On journeys with active navigation, you BMW will even prepare the battery in anticipation of the BMW eDrive Zone and, if necessary, will recommend a charging station in your area. One additional advantage when travelling in eDrive Zones: for every kilometre covered by purely electric means, you will collect a double ration of digital bonus points, the so-called BMW Points. You can then conveniently convert these points into useful rewards such as gratis charging minutes at public charging stations.

*Not currently available in New Zealand.

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