ConnectedDrive info on EV charging stations for BMW i drivers
Car Charging Group and BMW of North America have entered into a data licensing agreement. Hereon, CarCharging will provide detailed public EV charging station information available on the Blink Network directly to BMW drivers. Information transfer will happen through BMW’s ConnectedDrive in-vehicle navigation system and the BMW i Remote mobile app.
This enables BMW i drivers to find the closest EV charging station and take stgock of real time use status. As per CarCharging and BMW’s agreement, ConnectedDrive will include info about all public EV charging stations on Blink’s Network, alongwith listing EV charging stations owned and operated by CarCharging.
“We are proud to support BMW to include real time information for our EV charging stations through BMW’s ConnectedDrive navigation system,” said Michael D. Farkas, Chief Executive Officer of CarCharging. “Just as we witnessed the transition of cellular phones from limited analog functions, such as texting and voicemail, to the enhanced digital functionality of today’s smartphones, providing BMW i drivers with direct access to station details from their EV or mobile device serves as evidence of the digitization of the automobile.”