Electric Hybrid Vehicles Chico, CA

If you are in the market for a new vehicle to drive in Northern California, there is a good chance that you have considered buying an electric vehicle. There are more electric vehicle options than ever before, which makes it easier to find a model that suits your lifestyle. But is an electric vehicle right for you? If you aren't sure if you should get an electric vehicle, it might be a good idea to consider the benefits of buying electric during your search for your next new BMW. Here are some key reasons that you might want to drive an electric vehicle from BMW of Chico.

Which BMW models are available as EVs?

You can now build or order two BMW EV models. BMW iX is a sport activity vehicle or midsize crossover that offers a thrilling 610-horsepower. The BMW i4 is a sport Grand Coupe with loads of style and three electric powertrain options that can produce anywhere from 281 horsepower to an incredible 536 horsepower, depending on which options you choose.

The BMW iX

The BMW i4

The BMW i7

BMW Electric Vehicle Frequently Asked Questions

BMW of Chico is your source for all the latest information about BMW electric vehicles (EVs). With so many exciting advancements in technology and cost efficiency, electric vehicles are becoming more accessible for many drivers. If you are wondering if an electric vehicle is right for you, our team has compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you research common inquiries about EV ownership.

What are the benefits of owning an electric vehicle?

Owning an electric vehicle has many expected and unexpected benefits. The most obvious is that you no longer need to use fossil fuels, which significantly decreases your carbon footprint and takes your emissions down to zero. For the more frugal, electric vehicles are more cost-effective in the long run due to less maintenance and fuel savings. You can also take advantage of current federal and state tax incentives to get money back on purchasing an EV. If you are performance-minded, EVs have now become powerful enough to surpass the horsepower output and performance capabilities of traditional gas vehicles.

How does My BMW App for EVs work?

The My BMW App keep you connected to all your vehicle's important features and gives you access to a wide range of enhanced digital features to keep you connected. As an EV owner, you'll also have access to advanced features specifically designed for your unique needs. You'll be able to keep track of your current battery level and available range. You'll also be able to find and set routes to available charging stations and schedule charging times for the most convenient EV experience.

How do I charge my BMW electric vehicle?

Every all-electric BMW comes with a Flexible Fast Charger, a portable cable that provides Level II fast charging. You can upgrade to a BMW Wallbox, a sleek, waterproof box housing a Level II charger for a designated car charging spot that you can have professionally installed outside or inside. You can also charge your BMW at public charging stations, and you will receive complimentary charging with Electrify America public charging stations available nationwide.

How long does it take to charge a BMW EV?

With Level II charging, you can go from 0% to 100% in 12 hours for convenient overnight charging. Most likely, you won't be starting at 0% charge and the rate of recharge depends on how much charge you begin with. Generally, the more charge you have, the faster it recharges to 100%. Faster charging is available at some public charging stations that use high-powered DC Fast Charging, which can give you back 100 miles of range in about 10-13 minutes if you start with at least a 10% charge.

How far can I drive a BMW EV on one charge

It used to be a matter of concern that you could not drive all that far in an electric vehicle on one charge. Thankfully, those days are in the past. BMW electric models have driving ranges that let you take them out on lengthy road trips with confidence. The BMW i4 has a driving range of up to 270 miles, and the BMW iX has a driving range of up to 324 miles.

Are there any tax incentives, and how do I qualify?

According to the IRS, the BMW iX and BMW i4 both qualify for the full $7,500 federal tax incentive. The state of California also provides first-come, first-serve rebates from $1000 to $7000 for leasing or purchasing new electric vehicles. You must apply for the rebate program, and the amount of the credit is based on various factors like zip code, vehicle type, utility provider, and household income.

Test Drive a New BMW Electric Vehicle Today

If you think that a new BMW electric vehicle is right for you to drive all over Durham, then you should stop by BMW of Chico and take one on a test drive. A test drive is the best way to find out if a vehicle is ideal for you. When you test drive a new BMW electric vehicle, you can see for yourself how it feels to take on the road. You can also see which features are ideal for you. If you want to schedule a test drive at our dealership, be sure to contact us today!

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  1. BMW of Chico

    2520 Cohasset Rd.
    Chico, CA 95973

    • Sales: 530-345-9444
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