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iChargeForward Moves BMW Forward

August 4, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Infrastructure, Research, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Automaker and PG&E Utility Explore EV-Grid Options

BMW said Monday that its iChargeForward program, under which drivers of battery electric BMW i3 vehicles are asked to forego their charging for an hour during times of high demand, has begun. iChargeForward is a joint initiative with the Pacific Gas & Electric utility.

BMW and PG&E for iChargeForward EVs

January 6, 2015 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, Infrastructure, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pilot Program Is to Show How EVs Can Improve Power Grid Efficiency:
EV Owners Will Be Paid to Defer Their Charging When Grid Is Stressed

BMW and northern California’s Pacific Gas & Electric utility are promoting BMW iChargeForward, a two-part pilot program that aims to reduce the cost of electric vehicle ownership while demonstrating the ability to integrate renewable energy into the power grid.

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