BMW 3 Series: EV Charging Overview

BMW 3 Series: EV Charging Overview

The BMW 3 Series is a luxury sedan that has been a popular choice among drivers for many years. In 2015, BMW introduced the 330e, a plug-in hybrid version of the car. The 330e offers a combination of electric and gasoline power, providing both performance and efficiency.


The BMW 330e is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 181 horsepower and 215 lb-ft of torque. It also has an electric motor that produces 111 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The total combined output of the system is 292 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The 330e gets an EPA-estimated electric range of up to 37 miles and a combined fuel economy of up to 31 mpg.


The BMW 330e uses a Type 2 charging port. It can be charged using a Level 1 charger, which plugs into a standard household outlet. A Level 1 charger will take about 5 hours to fully charge the 330e. The 330e can also be charged using a Level 2 charger (Type 2 16A), which can be installed in your home or at a public charging station. A Level 2 charger will take about 3 hours to fully charge the 330e. The 330e can also be charged using a DC fast charger, which can be found at select public charging stations. A DC fast charger will take about 30 minutes to fully charge the 330e.

Maximum Power Input per Hour

The BMW 330e has a maximum power input per hour of 3.7 kW. This means that it can take up to 1 hour to fully charge from empty using a Level 2 charger.

Changes to Charging Ports and Battery Capacity

The BMW 330e has undergone a few changes over the years, including updates to the charging port and battery capacity.

    • 2015-2020: The 330e used a Type 2 charging port and had a battery capacity of 7.6 kWh.
    • 2021-present: The 330e uses a CCS charging port and has a battery capacity of 12 kWh.

The increase in battery capacity has resulted in an increase in electric range. The 2015-2020 330e had an electric range of up to 35 miles, while the 2021-present 330e has an electric range of up to 37 miles.

Battery Range

The BMW 330e's electric range can vary depending on a number of factors, including driving style, weather conditions, and tire pressure. However, the EPA-estimated electric range of up to 37 miles is still impressive for a plug-in hybrid sedan. This means that the 330e can be used for many everyday commutes without needing to use gasoline.


The BMW 330e is a great option for drivers who are looking for a combination of performance, efficiency, and practicality. With its long electric range and fast charging capabilities, the 330e is a convenient and eco-friendly choice for both daily commutes and long road trips.

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