BMW 740e (2016)

The complete guide to charging your BMW 7 Series iPerformance Saloon (2016), from the car itself to running costs and charging.

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KEY STATS
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Range (NEDC):

30 miles

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Electric cost/mile:

5.94p

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Rapid charge:

No

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EV type:

Plug-in hybrid

Overview


BMW's flagship executive saloon, the 7 Series in plug-in hybrid form - and the traditional BMW performance, luxury and refinement are clear. While the electric range could be higher, it is more than token, offering something broadly commutable for many.

Charging Details


Charging time for a BMW 740e

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your BMW 740e 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 5 m/h
3.7kW Home / Work 3 h 9 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 3 h 9 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 3 h 9 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 740e 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 740e

Place BMW 740e 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 740e

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 5.94p
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*) 30 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 20 miles


* For more information on "WLTP", "NEDC" and more, please visit our Electric 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 5.4 seconds
Top speed 149 mph
Engine power 322 bhp / 240kW
Torque 500 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) 210 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official MPG (NEDC) 141 mpg
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (NEDC) 45 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 65 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 740e is only eligible for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) grant, but you will benefit from £0 year 1 road tax and £0 London congestion charge.

Purchase
OTR price £70,140
Tax
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £455
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
18/19 13% £9,111
19/20 16% £11,214
20/21 12% £8,410


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

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge £0
Insurance
Insurance group 47
Grants*
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OLEV EVHS Grant £500 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 £300 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.