BMW and Solarwatt have announced a new partnership to provide home solar charging for BMW’s upcoming i3 and i8 electric vehicles.
BMW and Solarwatt have announced a new partnership to provide home solar charging for BMW’s upcoming i3 and i8 electric vehicles. The combined rooftop and carport photovoltaic solutions will offer BMW i3 and BMW i8 owners an attractively designed solar-based electric vehicle charging plus household microgeneration system using innovative glass-glass modules.
Marcus Krieg, head of the 360° ELECTRIC project, explains: “This is the next step in the BMW i 360-degree package for customer-friendly electric mobility. With SOLARWATT, we are delighted to be working with a premium partner for customised solar solutions who will cater to our customers’ high standards of quality and style.”
These partnerships will support the overriding goal of ensuring that, by the launch date, the charging options for the BMW i3 and BMW i8 will include customer-friendly, sustainable and convenient solutions for home garage charging.
Detlef Neuhaus, CEO of SOLARWATT GmbH, sees this approach as confirming SOLARWATT’s own strategy: “Cooperating with the leading carmaker and visionary supplier of electric vehicles and EV-related mobility services shows that our new systems offer practical solutions which will play an important role in future energy supply.”
The BMW i3 is scheduled to arrive late this year.