BMW has introduced the new generation Digital Charging Services, DCS which is designed to make electric cars easy to use, charge with the least power consumption and make them viable to the average user.
With the new digital charging services, BMW promises that they will be able to connect vehicles with energy. From a simpler perspective, the idea is to integrate more charging ports throughout the country and create batteries that last longer besides having the capability to quick charge will bring electric cars into the mainstream market.
In their blog post, the automobile brand confirmed that an entire range of BMW iPerformance and i series vehicles will be optimized to make complete use of the DCS. As these cars are manufactured in their own factories, BMW finds it easier to implement the necessary hardware. However, they do have plants to extend the digital charging solution to other top brands. The initiative will begin after the ‘i Series’ models are equipped with the technology. As with many other new generation technologies, the DCS will first be implemented in cars in Germany and Netherlands.
The region allows the brand to quickly setup charging stations and replace all older models with the newer ones that support DCS. Once successfully implemented, the same concept will be carried out in USA, UK among other countries in the world. The implementation will allow customers to charge their electric cars within their monthly electric tariff. The charging process is highly energy efficient as it automatically charges the vehicle as soon as it enters the vicinity, at the lowest possible electricity rates.
Another major highlight of BMW’s digital charging services is that it utilizes solar power to charge cars. They are extremely cost efficient and to make it possible, the stations will be equipped with weather detection systems. It allows the panels to make use of sunlight whenever available and will automatically switch to conventional electric ports when the weather is not favorable. It is great to see that BMW is focusing not only on bringing more cars to the market but rather ways to properly charge them and turn them energy efficient.The initiative is sure to convince a lot of customers to go for electric cars especially when the cost of owning one and recharging it is much cheaper than using petrol or diesel engines. BMW i8, i3 besides other iPerformance models will join this program. They are already available in 54 countries where DCS will be implemented.
The initiative is sure to convince a lot of customers to go for electric cars especially when the cost of owning one and recharging it is much cheaper than using petrol or diesel engines. BMW i8, i3 besides other iPerformance models will join this program. They are already available in 54 countries where DCS will be implemented.