On August 31, at the 2018 Chengdu International Auto Show, the BMW Group once again demonstrated the acceleration of the new energy business, and launched 2019 BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid and 2019 BMW X1 plug-in hybrid to further upgrade the product configuration. Chinese customers offer a more valuable new energy product experience; at the same time, the BMW brand announced that it will showcase wireless charging technology to the public through the Instant TravelTM project.
Mr. Gao Xiang, Senior Vice President of Marketing of BMW Brilliance Automotive Co., Ltd. said: “As a leader in luxury electric mobility, the BMW brand has established a comprehensive new energy ecosystem in China, laying a good foundation for us to achieve rapid development of new energy. In the future, we will continue to invest in this field to bring more value products and more convenient new energy vehicle experience to our customers."
Convenient than refueling, wireless charging technology will be put into commercial use.
At this auto show, the BMW Group also announced that the BMW 5 Series plug-in hybrid special version equipped with wireless charging technology will be put into the Instant TravelTM service in the future to show the public a more convenient charging experience than fuel vehicles: customers only According to the guidance of the vehicle's central control screen, the vehicle should be stopped above the ground charging module, and the vehicle start/stop button can be turned off to automatically charge the vehicle through electromagnetic wireless sensing. This is also the first commercial application of wireless charging technology in China.
The BMW Group is also making every effort to create a comprehensive worry-free charging service. In the private charging sector, all customers who purchase BMW brand new energy vehicles can get free charging wall boxes and free basic installation services, which will cover more than 135 cities this year. For customers who do not have a fixed parking space, BMW provides semi-public charging and sharing services and charging card sets in the community in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and other cities. Customers can enjoy free charging for 2 years or 1,680 hours (whichever comes first). service. In the field of public charging services, the BMW Group is leading the luxury car brand and creating instant chargingTM public charging service for customers. The number of public charging piles will reach 80,000 this year, covering more than 100 cities nationwide. The innovative parking charging exclusive service will also be promoted from Shanghai to more cities across the country this year.