I just read up on this. Was hust thinking, another reason to get the i4. I wonder how much "range anxiety" the petrol heads have now lol 😆I currently drive a Tesla. Being in the UK, we currently have a bit of an issue obtaining petrol and diesel. Huge long lines of cars waiting at garages to get fuel.
For us EV drivers, Smug face on all weekend.
Well, there was a very small problem with a few BP and Shell garages due to a tanker driver shortage. It was very limited in scale. Then our daft media told the country that there was going to be fuel shortages. Next thing you know everyone was rushing to get fuel, so a very small problem turned in to a country wide meltdown.
My current wallbox is not bluetooth or connected via wifi so if it can be just set via the IDrive it mean that if I have to charge out of the program I will have to go in the IDrive to change it. It is not really user friendly. I think that the best would be to get it set via the app,My current 530e can be set to only start charging during night. Configurable in the car on the idrive system.
I will be getting the bmw wallbox for the i4 when it arrives.
My power provider has an option to connect the BMW app/wallbox to their app already available, so i guess it can be controlled in sync with your power provider and their price data in real time. Depending if you have a smart meter in your house and spot price deal on electricity ofc.