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BMW Smartphone App Helps Cut Home Electric Car Charging Costs

Unless you’re a Tesla owner with access to free Supercharger fast charging stations, there’s no better place to charge your electric car than at home.
Pick the right electricity tariff, and charging can cost pennies on the dollar next to even the most efficient combustion-engined vehicle.

BMW hopes to make it even cheaper for BMW i3 and i8 drivers, with a new Smart Charging App (via Autoblog Green).

The app, initially available to BMW’s ‘Electronaut’ early adopters but launched for all customers in 2015, could save BMW customers up to $400 a year on their electricity bills.

MORE: BMW i3 Electric Car Buyers: Mostly New To BMW (But Not i8 Owners)

Developed with software company Genability, the Smart Charging App gives customers a direct connection to a national energy rate database.



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