BMW iX1 (2022)

The complete guide to charging your BMW iX1 (2022), covering electric range, how long it takes to charge, how much it costs, and much more.

Last updated: Apr 05, 2024 7 min read

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Key stats
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Range (WLTP):

272 miles

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Electric cost/mile:


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Rapid charge:


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EV type:

Battery electric


BMW's range of fully electric vehicles continues to expand with the iX1 xDrive30e. Visually, it looks very similar to the X1 except for the distinctive BMW-blue colour accents that designate it as an all-electric vehicle, whilst its interior features the brand’s high-tech iDrive infotainment system. Its 64.7kWh battery should give it up to 272 miles of WTLP-approved driving range, and can be charged from 0-80% in under half an hour on a 130kW rapid charger. As only their second entry-level EV after the i3, the iX1 will no doubt prove a popular addition to BMW’s line-up.

Charging Details

Charging time for a BMW iX1

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your iX1 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 30 h 8 m/h
3.6kW Home / Work 19 h 13 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 10 h 25 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 6 h 39 m/h
50kW Public Locations 50 min 89 m/30 min
150kW Public Locations 20 min 232 m/30 min

* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** 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 iX1 with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point. There is also a CCS connector for rapid charging.

Slow / Fast: Type 2

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Max AC 1-phase rate: 7.4kW

Max AC 3-phase rate: 11kW*
Rapid: CCS

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Max DC rate: 130kW
Connector location: Right Side - Rear
Connector location: Right Side - Rear

* Optional 22kW on-board charger available.

Where you can charge a BMW iX1

You can charge your BMW iX1 conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.

At Home

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7kW Solo Charger

Find out more about Smart Home Charging

At Work

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7kW Solo Charger*

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging
Built Environment Charging

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7kW Solo or Twin Charger

Find out more about Built Environment Charging
On Public Networks

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7kW Solo Charger & Rapid Charging**

Charging on the Pod Point Network

* Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.
** Available for vehicles with either CCS or CHAdeMO connectors.

Cost to charge

Cost of charging a BMW iX1

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point Network can be accessed through the Pod Point App.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £18.12 7.84p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** £17.08 12.31p

* Assumes tariff of 28p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 44p/kWh applicable to most network rapid chargers as of April 2022.

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Vehicle Specs


Official range (WLTP*) 272 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 231 miles

* For information on "WLTP" 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.


0-62 mph 5.7 seconds
Top speed 112 mph
Engine power 308 bhp / 230 kW
Torque 494 Nm


Battery size (Pod Point estimate) 68 kWh
Usable battery  64.7 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) 281 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 280 Wh/mile

Environmental impact

Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 0 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 33 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 2021 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 iX1 is only expected to be eligible for the EV chargepoint grant, but you will benefit from £0 road tax and £0 London Congestion Charge.


OTR price* £51,350
Vehicle warranty 3 years / unlimited miles
Battery warranty 8 years / 100,000 miles

* On-the-road price including Plug-in Grant, if applicable.


Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £0
Benefit in Kind (BiK) tax year BiK tax rate Annual BiK value
For cars registered after 6 April 2020
22/23 2% £1,026
23/24 2% £1,026
24/25 2% £1,026

* 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
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge** £0

* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

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Expected Grants*

Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OZEV EV Chargepoint Grant £350 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Grant £0 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant (currently unavailable) £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EV chargepoint grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles are typically displayed with the Plug-in grant discount already applied. Home charging grants are dependent on status of the grant, and subject to eligibility requirements of the applicant as well as the vehicle.