BMW ActivE Drivers to Use ChargePoint Network in Boston
According to an official statement from BMW, more than 150 charging stations for EVs are now being installed in the state. The charging stations will be located in the Boston metropolitan area, primarily within the Route 495 Beltway.
Drivers of the BMW ActiveE will be able to recharge their electric vehicle at any ChargePoint Network-enabled electric vehicle charging station in the US. Drivers have access to the ChargePoint Network’s 24/7 driver support and mobile phone applications, which include station location and real-time availability, turn-by-turn navigation, and charging status.
“Access to such a well established network will provide a significant measure of convenience for drivers of the ActiveE,” said Rich Steinberg, Manager – Electric Vehicle Operations and Strategy for BMW of North America. “Our drivers can feel confident that they can easily locate and recharge at any of the publically accessible ChargePoint stations in the United States. Partnerships like this one with Coulomb will reinforce the viability of EVs for daily transportation as we’ve already proven with the MINI E.”
“We are now pleased to say that BMW ActiveE owners will benefit from all of convenience and advanced networking features that the ChargePoint Network offers, which in turn ensures the best possible ‘fueling’ experience,” said Richard Lowenthal, founder and CTO of Coulomb Technologies.
The BMW ActiveE will begin arriving Stateside from this fall. A 24-month lease will be offered at $499 per month, with a down payment of $2,250.