Charging the BMW i4 electric sports sedan

Everything drivers need to know about the BMW i4 electric sports sedan

BMW’s first EV riding on the brand’s Cluster Architecture rode into 2022 as the highly anticipated competitor to the Tesla Model 3, bringing the signature driving dynamics and styling of the 4-series Gran Coupe to an electric vehicle. In addition to driving dynamics, the i4 is built with an increase in recycled materials for the exterior and interior in a factory committed to being powered with 100% renewable energy. The i4 is one of the few compact luxury EV sedans on the market, occupying a highly competitive place against the Tesla Model 3 and Polestar 2


For its first year in production, the 2022 model year i4 came in eDrive40 and M50 spec, both incorporating an 83.9 kWh battery of which 81.5 kWh is usable. For 2023 the German automaker introduced a more affordable entry-level model with a smaller battery: the eDrive35, which brought with it a 70.2 kWh battery of which 66 kWh is usable. Both the eDrive35 and eDrive40 are rear wheel drive only while the M50 sports variant gets all wheel drive as standard. All variants are capable of charging at a speedy 11 kW when connected to a compatible Level 2 charger.

Charging the BMW i4

The BMW i4 is available in 3 configurations: eDrive35, eDrive40 and M50 specs, with the eDrive35 drawing power from a 70.2 kWh battery rated at 260 miles on the EPA cycle and the eDrive40 and M50 having 83.9 kWh to power their wheels from and 301 and 270 miles each of respective emissions-free EPA driving. The eDrive40’s 301 mile range makes it one of the longest-range compact sedan EVs on the market, behind the Model 3 but ahead of the Polestar 2.


Regardless of i4 variant you choose, all three models can charge up to 11 kW on a compatible Level 2 charger. That makes any 48 amp home charger capable of taking advantage of the i4’s quick AC charging, including the Enel X Way JuiceBox 48. With 11.5 kW of power delivery, the JuiceBox 48 can charge any i4 in 8 hours and 15 minutes or less!

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BMW i4 charging times & range

Model year
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox® 48
All electric range
2022-Present BMW i4 eDrive40/ M50
11 kW
83.9 kWh
56.5 hours
8.25 hours
270-301 miles
2023-Present BMW i4 eDrive35
11 kW
70.2 kWh
46 hours
6.5 hours
260 miles

DC fast charging: CCS Combo

The BMW i4 line uses a standard CCS Combo connector located on the passenger-side rear quarter panel above the wheel well. The eDrive35 is capable of 180 kW DC fast charging while the eDrive40 and M50 are both able to charge up to 200 kW. Allowing the i4 to charge from 10% - 80% in roughly 31 minutes. Looking to charge quickly? The Enel X Way JuicePump 180-360 kW DC fast charger can charge your BMW i4 at its 200 kW rate.

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BMW i4 home charging stations


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