Report: BMW plans Supercharger network to compete with Tesla

BMW isn’t liking what Tesla Motors has been doing recently, stealing a very solid portion of the luxury EV sedan pie with the Model S. Soon the Model X crossover will be here and the demand for charging stations is going to skyrocket.

Tesla is prepared however, as they’re working on their own Supercharger charging network, which nearly halves the charging time of their EVs. BMW also sees this as an opportunity so they themselves are apparently working on their own similar network, according to AutoGuide.

This new network should coincide with BMW’s latest i lineup of cars, including the i3 and i8, both of which have plug-in capabilities.

According to Jacob Harb from BMW North America’s head of electric vehicle sales, who spoke with AutoGuide, BMW’s version should be able to provide up to an 80% charge within 30 minutes.

The official announcement is apparently scheduled for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month.

Source: AutoGuide

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