BMW 530e Charger Guide

Everything you need to know about charging your BMW 530e, covering range, charging time, how to charge and more.

This plug-in hybrid 5 series saloon combines the power of a 2.0- litre petrol engine and an electric motor. The eDrive system allows the driver to tailor the efficiency of the powertrain by offering three modes.

BMW 530e Range

  • The BMW 530e has a 9.2kWh battery with a range of 29 miles of electric driving.
  • The tail-pipe CO2 emissions are 46 g/km, and has a fuel consumption of up to 141 MPG (Miles Per Gallon).

BMW 530e Charging Cost

The cost of charging a BMW 530e in the UK varies whether you are charging at home using your "wallbox" or on public charging stations. Charging at home is the most cost-effective way to charge, although many public charging points are free to use. Charging at home costs as little as 2p per mile.

  • Typical overnight electricity rate of 10p per kWh.
  • Charging a BMW 530e at home cost of electric to full £0.60.
  • This equates to only 2p per mile electric and 8p per mile combined.

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BMW 530e Charging Time

  • Charging your BMW 530e at home with a standard three pin plug can take anywhere between 3 - 4 hours.
  • Using a dedicated home charging point "wallbox" takes only 2 - 3 hours.
  • A home charging point provides up to 15 miles RPH (Range Per Hour).
  • Charge your BMW 530e overnight to take advantage of cheap electricity rates and be fully charged every morning.
  • Make the most of your BMW 530e plug-in hybrid by driving in pure electric mode around town.

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How to charge a BMW 530e

You can charge a BMW 530e anywhere with access to reliable electrical supply. The vast majority of electric car drivers will charge at home to maximise their fuel savings.

  • Charge at home overnight to wake up to a full charge every morning.
  • Charge at public charging stations at car parks and supermarkets across the UK, which are free to use for the duration of your stay.
  • Workplace charging points are becoming more common in the UK and are usually offered as a staff incentive.

BMW 530e home charging points installation

A home charging point "wallbox" is a quick and efficient way to charge the battery of your new plug-in hybrid car. Our POD Point installation team have a quick turnaround time; we call within 1 day of receiving your request and install within 10 working days. Once the POD Point team of experts have successfully installed your new charging point, they will give you a thorough walk-through to make sure you get the most out of your charging point.

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BMW 530e connector type and charge rate

When deciding on which chargepoint to charge your BMW 530e from, you need to know the connector type (Type 1 or Type 2 plug) and the maximum single-phase charge rate (3.7kW or 7kW).

  • The BMW 530e uses a Type 2 connector.
  • The 530e uses a single-phase charge rate of 3.7kW.

How much does a BMW 530e charging point cost?

A 3.7kW charging point typically costs from £279* fully installed.

*Pricing assumes eligibility of the OLEV grant and standard install terms.

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