BMW X5 xDrive40e (2015)

The complete guide to charging your BMW X5 xDrive40e (2015), covering electric range, how long it takes to charge, how much it costs, and much more.

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Key stats
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Range (NEDC):

19 miles

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Electric cost/mile:

9.39p

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Rapid charge:

No

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EV type:

Plug-in hybrid

Overview


BMW X5 is a classic SUV, sporty, yet also functional and spacious. BMW's first plug-in SUV BMW X5 xDrive40e is now out of production, however an updated plug-in model is expected in 2019 - we expect more electric range in the new model.

Charging Details


Charging time for a BMW X5

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your BMW X5 from empty to full. For rapid charging we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging method Typically found at Charging time* Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plug Home 4 h 3 m/h
3.7kW Home / Work 3 h 5 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 3 h 5 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 3 h 5 m/h
20%-80%
50kW Public Locations N/A N/A
150kW Public Locations N/A N/A


* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging rates can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your BMW X5 with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point.

Slow / Fast: Type 2


Max AC 1-phase rate: 3.7kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 3.7kW
Connector location: Left side - Front

Where you can charge a BMW X5

Place BMW X5 Benefits Solutions
At Home The most convenient way to charge your EV is at home overnight for a full battery each morning. Find out more
At Work Plug-in when you arrive at work and leave fully charged at the end of the day. Find out more
On Public Networks You can often top up for free when you are out and about at convenient locations including supermarkets and public car parks. Find out more

Cost to charge


Cost of charging a BMW X5

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point public network is usually free through the Pod Point app.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (Empty to full)* £1.16 9.39p
Public Rapid chargers (20%-80%)** N/A N/A


* Assumes tariff of 14p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate
** Assumes tariff of 24p/kWh applicable to most Pod Point rapid chargers

Recommended chargers and prices

Place Product Price
Home 3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger From £279*
Workplace 7kW Solo or Twin Chargers** Speak to our team


* Price includes £500 OLEV grant, full price £779.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.

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Vehicle Specs


Range
Official range (WLTP*) N/A
Official range (NEDC*) 19 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 12 miles


* For more information on "WLTP", "NEDC" and more, please visit our Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

Performance
0-62 mph 6.8 seconds
Top speed 130 mph
Engine power 230 bhp / 230kW
Torque 450 Nm
EV type Plug-in hybrid
Battery
Battery size 9 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 8 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) N/A
Official battery efficiency (NEDC) N/A
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official MPG (NEDC) 86 mpg
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (NEDC) 77 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 103 gCO2/km


*This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2018 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase,Tax & Grants


The BMW X5 is unfortunately not eligible for the OLEV Plug-in Car and Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grants. But you will benefit from a reduced year 1 road tax at £100.

Purchase
OTR price £57,080
Tax
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £100
Years 2-5 £455
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
18/19 19% £10,817
19/20 22% £12,525
20/21 20% £11,386


* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge £11.50
Insurance
Insurance group 41-42
Grants*
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OLEV EVHS Grant £0 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OLEV Plug-in Car Grant £0 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant £0 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EVHS grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation


* Prices for vehicles and chargepoints are typically displayed with the Plug-in Car and EVHS grant discounts already applied.