Report: BMW’s executives think public chargers unimportant to success of EVs

WardsAuto reports that BMW’s board member, Herbert Deiss, does not think a sufficient public charging infrastructure is important to the success of the electric vehicle, which sort of like saying a good gasoline infrastructure isn’t important to the success of the internal combustion engine.

Deiss referenced his own personal use of the company’s latest i3 EV and openly claimed, “not once have I touched public charging.” Though, the circumstances leading to such a comment can be based on Deiss having a short commute. But according to BMW’s own market research, out of 87.5 percent of Mini E drivers, 75 percent said the could “manage without such a network.”

Currently, BMW has an agreement with ChargePoint for offering public charging stations.

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Source: WardsAuto

Chris Chin

Chris Chin is the Editor-In-Chief of egmCarTech and is a regular contributor to Automobile Magazine.

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