BMW 330e Charging Guide

The complete guide to charging your BMW 330e, covering charging cost, charging time, range and more.

BMW 330e Charging Cost

The cost of charging a BMW 330e in the UK varies depending on the location and speed of the charger, but charging at home is the most cost-effective way to charge and many public charging points are free to use. Charging at home costs as little as 3p per mile:

  • Typical overnight electricity rate of 10p per kWh
  • Charging a BMW i3 therefore costs only 3p per mile
  • Based on an average 20 mile daily commute, this equates to only 60p per day

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BMW 330e Charging Time

Charging your BMW 330e at home with a standard 3 pin plug can take anywhere between 3 and 5 hours, whereas using a dedicated home charging point takes only 2 to 3 hours. Make the most of your 330e by charging overnight or by topping up the battery whilst out and about, as the 25 mile range is ideal for a typical day of city driving.

The 330e can only charge at a rate of 3.7kW and so cannot take full advantage of a 7kW home charging point, but the 7kW option is ideal for future-proofing your home for your next plug-in vehicle or for charging other plug-in hybrids.

3.7kW charging point 2-3 hours
7kW charging point 2-3 hours

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BMW 330e Range

The BMW 330e provides a range of up to 25 miles of electric driving and up to 370 miles combined with the petrol engine. This is a perfect balance between city-based electric driving and long range hybrid journeys. With the electric battery, the BMW 330e achieves an MPG of up to 100 miles per gallon.

Pure electric mode Hybrid mode
25 miles 370 miles

How to charge a BMW 330e

Charging your BMW 330e can be done anywhere with access to a reliable electrical supply, but the vast majority of charging takes place with dedicated electric vehicle charging points.

  • Home charging points is where most electric car charging takes place, as your vehicle can be plugged in overnight for a full charge every morning.
  • Destination charging points at places like supermarkets and car parks are available across the UK and are often free to use for the duration of your stay.
  • Workplace charging points are becoming more common and are often offered as a staff incentive, but some employers may use time-related fees to encourage chargepoint sharing throughout the working day.
  • Rapid charging points are designed to charge your car’s battery to 80% capacity in around 30 minutes and are usually found at motorway service stations.

How much does a BMW 330e charging point cost?

Charging a BMW 330e at home is usually done through a dedicated home charging point, which comes with a one-off cost for purchase and installation. However, a government grant (known as OLEV) of £500 can be claimed to help towards this cost.

  • 3.7kW charging point typically costs around £390 installed
  • 7kW charging point typically costs around £485 installed
  • All prices quoted include the £500 OLEV grant

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