BMW i ChargeForward Pilot Program Demonstrates How Managed EV Charging Can Improve Grid Efficiency

BMW i3 charging garage
BMW i ChargeForward is a vehicle to grid (V2G) managed charging program (Image: BMW).

The fleet of plug-in cars around the globe continues to grow each year — it surpassed 2 million in 2016, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). Around 60% are battery electric vehicles (BEVs), which rely solely on electricity to function. With more drivers plugging in, the demand on our electricity grid is increasing in unison. BMW and Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) have been looking at ways to mitigate electricity demand, launching BMW i ChargeForward in 2015. Continue reading “BMW i ChargeForward Pilot Program Demonstrates How Managed EV Charging Can Improve Grid Efficiency”