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Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft

Organisation Introduction

BMW is one of the leading manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the premium segment and has been investing in zero-emission drive technologies since the 1970s. The BMW i3 was launched as a BEV in 2013 and the BMW i8 as a hybrid vehicle in 2014. Since then, the electrification strategy has been continuously developed. Circularity is at the heart of our corporate strategy (circular, digital, electric). This is one of the reasons why BMW has committed itself to the COP26 targets. Zero-emission mobility is considered holistically at BMW.


BMW sees charging in all its facets as one of the decisive factors for a successful transformation to electric mobility. XL Connect rises to the challenge of looking at the batteries in the vehicles as part of an overall system approach for smart charging solutions. To this end, intelligent charging solutions must be designed, suitable charging strategies derived and possible control mechanisms developed. Customer-friendly, smart charging and discharging functions are being considered and their effects on e-vehicles and the charging infrastructure are being determined. Cross-sector opportunities in the ECOSYSTEM need to be analyzed and understood.


BMW will focus on providing information on EV specifications and charging use cases. For this purpose, anonymous charging processes from fleet and customer vehicles are analyzed so that the various market participants are able to take a realistic and comprehensive look at the system.

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“The Project XL-CONNECT helps us to stop the pain point charging and thus accelerate the switch to e-mobility.“

Project progress


Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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