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BMW and PHEV Research

BMW is poised to unleash its groundbreaking range of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, a move that redefines luxury while reducing our environmental footprint. These vehicles embody the prestigious feel synonymous with BMW, demonstrating our commitment to preserving our planet. Our high-end plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles harmoniously meld luxury, advanced technology, and potent performance. The BMW i-series offers an exhilarating, eco-conscious all-electric line-up featuring trailblazing Sports Activity Vehicles, sleek Gran Coupes, and a supremely luxurious Sedan. Experience the future of driving, all while indulging in BMW’s signature refinement.

This page provides a comprehensive guide to enrich your understanding of BMW’s All-Electric and Plug-in Hybrid cars and SUVs. Here, you’ll delve into the specifics of the full BMW Electric and PHEV range, each model’s unique features, and the nuances of their maintenance and servicing. Furthermore, you’ll gain insights into the charging infrastructure for your BMW, the robust battery warranty that accompanies it, and potential federal tax credit benefits you could enjoy by transitioning to an electric or plug-in hybrid BMW.

Our team at Bill Jacobs BMW is ready to answer any questions about either lineup and help you determine which model best fits your needs. If you have any questions, please call us at (844) 746-7881 or message us, and a team member will contact you!

BMW Electric & PHEV Lineup

Fully Electric Models


i4 model
BMW i4
Starting MSRP $52,000
Range: Up to 301 miles

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bmw i5
BMW i5
Starting MSRP $66,800
Range: Up to 295 miles

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bmw ix
Starting MSRP $87,100
Range: Up to 301 miles

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bmw i7
BMW i7
Starting MSRP $124,200
Range: Up to 318 miles

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Plug-in Hybrid Models


the 3
The 3
Starting MSRP: $44,900

the 5
The 5
Starting MSRP: $57,600

the X5
The X5
Starting MSRP: $72,500

the XM
The XM
Starting MSRP: $159,000

Differences Between a Hybrid and a Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)

A vehicle can be considered hybrid even if it is entirely fueled by gasoline, as long as it does not exclusively depend on its gasoline engine for propulsion, which is the process of driving or pushing the vehicle forward. Hybrid vehicles also incorporate electric motors, which occasionally power the car with the intent of conserving the gasoline engine and enhancing fuel efficiency. Sometimes, the gasoline engine and electric motor work in unison to provide additional power. The electric motors also act as generators when the brake is applied.

Hybrid vehicles simultaneously derive power from both a gasoline engine and an electric motor. These two systems collaborate to drive the car forward. Additionally, the gasoline engine plays a role in recharging the battery that fuels the electric motor.

Hybrid vehicles utilize their gasoline engines to maintain battery charge while on the move. Consequently, there’s no requirement for them to be plugged in for charging.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) employ both a gasoline engine and an electric motor, though their usage differs. The vehicle primarily operates on its electric motor, which draws power from the battery. The gasoline engine comes into play only after the battery exhausts its charge, serving as a contingency plan in such scenarios.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs) have the ability to be charged via a standard 120-volt home outlet or a more robust 240-volt charging unit, often referred to as a wall charger. Such a vehicle has the capacity to run solely on electric power, thereby avoiding fuel combustion altogether.

A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is equipped with a substantially larger battery, which can be recharged using an external power source. The vehicle essentially behaves like an electric car, with its gasoline engine staying dormant while the battery is being charged. Once the battery depletes, the gasoline engine kicks in, enabling the vehicle to operate as a traditional gasoline hybrid. Furthermore, it employs regenerative braking to enhance fuel conservation.

Charging Your BMW

120 volt home outlet

Compatible with any standard 120V home outlet.

Catch a charge at any power outlet with the Occasional Use Cable, included as standard with every BMW plug-in hybrid.

240 wallbox charger

Optimized charging at home via 240V wallbox.

Install a BMW Wallbox in your home for fast charging between daily drives. With the BMW Wallbox, you can fully charge the battery of your BMW plug-in hybrid three times faster than with the Occasional Use Cable.

mobile charging

On-the-go and public charging.

BMW’s partnership with EVgo gives you access to more than 35,000 Level 2 chargers nationwide through your BMW Charging app. And with the BMW TwinPower Turbo engine, you can be assured that your plug-in hybrid has the range to get you where you want to go.

Maintenance/Service of Your Electric or Plug-in Hybrid BMW

BMW vehicles, inclusive of their high-voltage components, do not necessitate any special or routine maintenance apart from the manufacturer-recommended service schedule provided for all new BMW vehicles. To cover all such recommended factory-scheduled maintenance, BMW provides the all-inclusive BMW Ultimate Care program at your designated BMW Center. This program ensures maintenance at no additional cost for the initial three years post-purchase.



BMW Warranties

New BMW Vehicle Limited Warranty

  • 4-year/50,000 mile, whichever comes first, New Vehicle Warranty
  • 12-year/Unlimited mile, whichever comes first, Rust Perforation Warranty
  • 2-year/24,000, whichever comes first, Federal Emission Warranty (all Emission related parts)
  • 8-year/100,000 mile, whichever comes first, Federal Emission Warranty (special control devices)

BMW High-Voltage Lithium-Ion Battery Limited Warranty

BMW of North America, LLC (BMW NA) provides a warranty for the high-voltage lithium-ion battery assembly against defects in materials or workmanship for a period of 8 years/100,000 miles, whichever occurs first.


Owning a BMW plug-in hybrid or electric comes with many financial incentives. You may be eligible for federal tax credits of up to $7,500, in addition to other state incentives such as rebates, tax credits, and grants. You could also save up to $1,500 in fuel costs within five years.

On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law, which amends the current U.S. EV tax incentives. Under the amended law, only qualified EVs and PHEVs assembled in North America will be eligible for the $7,500 tax credit.

In addition to other state incentives such as rebates, tax credits and grants. You could also save up to $1,500 in fuel costs within five years.

Please talk to a Client Advisor for more information and eligibility.

Starting July 1, 2022, customers who purchase fully electric vehicles will be able to apply to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) for a $4,000 rebate ($1,500 for electric motorcycles). Only one rebate will be issued to a purchaser in any 10-year period. Click here to learn more. Note: This is not a dealer or manufacturer-supported rebate program


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