Wallboxes & mobile ev car chargers for the BMW i8

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Are you looking for the best charging option for an BMW i8? Then you have come to the right place, because it is not necessary to charge your car with a BMW EV Charger. There are many possibilities to charge your car and we help you to make the right choice, step by step.

The BMW i8 needs a Mennekes type 2 plug and the car has a maximum AC charging capacity of 3.7 kW. This means that your car with a EV Charger at home will never charge faster than that. In addition, the car has an usable battery capacity of 5.3 kWh.

Of course, it is also possible that you do not want to use a EV Charger but a mobile EV Charger, which is why you will find all the important charging information about the BMW i8 here. 

Charge pointMax.PowerTime
Mobile EV Charger (2.3 kW)230V /1x10A2.3 kW2h18m
1-phasig 16A (3.7 kW)230V /1x16A3.7 kW1h26m
1-phasig 25A (5.8 kW)230V /1x16A3.7 kW *1h26m
1-phasig 32A (7.4 kW)230V /1x16A3.7 kW *1h26m
3-phasig 16A (11 kW)230V /1x16A3.7 kW *1h26m
3-phasig 25A (17 kW)230V /1x16A3.7 kW *1h26m
3-phasig 32A (22 kW)230V /1x16A3.7 kW *1h26m

* = Charging speed limited by vehicle

EV Charging cable for BMW i8

The BMW i8 has a mennekes connection, so it requires a type 2 ev charging cable. The car has a 1-phase 3.7 kW charging capacity. It is therefore possible to use both a phase 3 and phase 1 ev charging cable, because a heavier cable has no influence on the charging capacity.

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EV Charger for BMW i8

The electric BMW i8 has a maximum charging power of 3.7 kW with an usable battery capacity of 5.3 kWh. This means that charging via a EV Charger can be useful. A number of things are useful to know for this. A EV Charger with a heavier charging capacity will not charge more than the maximum load capacity of your car, but it can't hurt either. EV Chargers have 4 charging capacities, provided that these cannot be adjusted yourself:

3.7 kW EV Charger (1 phase of 16A): will charge a maximum of 3.7 kW for this car.
7.4 kW EV Charger (1 phase of 32A): will charge a maximum of 3.7 kW for this car.
11 kW EV Charger (3 phases of 16A): will charge a maximum of 3.7 kW for this car.
22 kW EV Charger (3 phases of 32A) : will charge a maximum of 3.7 kW for this car.

Fuse box connection for the EV Charger
Choosing the best EV Charger for your BMW i8 does not depend on your fuse box in this case. Almost every fuse box can handle the power of 16A / 3.7 kW, even if you still have a 1 phase connection. Keep in mind that sometimes there may not be enough space and the fuse box may need to be expanded. What may be wise to consider is an 11 kW EV Charger of 3 phases if you already have a fuse box with a 3 phase connection. With such a EV Charger you are immediately prepared for the future, because most fully electric cars have a charging capacity of 11 kW for which a 3 phase connection is required. If you expect a fully electric car in the future, then a EV Charger with a 3.7 kW charging capacity will probably have too low a charging capacity.

Mobile EV Charger for BMW i8

With a mobile EV Charger (also called portable ev charger), you can charge your hybrid or electric car through a normal socket at home. So is the BMW i8. Sockets at home have a power of 220 volts. A mobile EV Charger is equipped in such a way that it can be connected to that power grid. Often, charging at home via the socket is less fast, but for this battery capacity and charging speed, the difference is not very big. The most economical solution for the BMW i8 and still use the maximum charging capacity is therefore the mobile EV Charger

A mobile EV Charger can usually charge 2.3 or 3.7 kW  (10 or 16A), so you can also charge the car just as fast via a mobile EV Charger. Make sure that you take into account the rest of the power consumption on the same group. 16A is more power than usual in your household consumed by a device, this can have nasty consequences. Also, you cannot put the mobile EV Charger on every extension cord, we also have special extension cables for that.

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