BMW i8 home EV charger installation
Plug-in hybrid

BMWi8 coupe (2018)

VEHICLE IS COMPATIBLE WITH Intelligent Octopus Go
BMW i8 coupe
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£938

per year when charging off-peak

By choosing an EV friendly energy tariff to work alongside a smart charger, you could save hundreds of pounds per year on your car charging costs.

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BMW i8 coupe Compatible Chargers

Easee
One
Best Seller and Best All Rounder

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£918

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£12.53

Ohme
ePod
Best for Energy Tariff Integration

Pay in full from

£929.70

Pay monthly

£12.69

Ohme
Home Pro
Best for Energy Tariff Integration

Pay in full from

£936.89

Pay monthly

£12.78

Tesla
Wall Connector
Best for Tesla owners

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£994.91

Pay monthly

£13.58

Simpson & Partners
Home 7
Best for Style at a Lower Cost

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£1079

Pay monthly

£14.73

Hypervolt
Home 3 Pro
Best for App Interface

Pay in full from

£1104

Pay monthly

£15.08

Andersen
A3
Best for Cable Storage and Finish Quality

 

Pay in full from

£1374

Pay monthly

£18.76

Andersen
A2
Best for Three-Phase and Style

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£1589

Pay monthly

£21.69

Easee
Charge
Best for Three-Phase at Lower Cost

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£1300

Pay monthly

£17.75

Pre-loved
Reduced Chargers
The one-stop shop for all our used EV chargers

 

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£390.89

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£0.00

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How much does it cost to charge the BMW i8 coupe?

On an average UK tariff, the cost to charge the BMW i8 coupe at home is approximately £3.25.

However, by switching to an EV-friendly tariff, it could be as low as £0.81. That means you could save as much as £938.31 a year* when you combine one of our smart chargers with an EV-friendly tariff.

*Charging costs are calculated using the off-peak rates of intelligent Octopus and based on a 200 mile per week trip (or 10,400 mile per year).

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Average UK tariff
£3.25
EV-friendly tariff
£0.81
Save up to £938.31 per year

when you combine one of our smart chargers with an EV-friendly tariff.

How long does it take to charge the BMW i8 coupe?

Charging the BMW i8 coupe takes approximately 3 hours and 13 minutes to charge from zero to full using a typical 7kW home charging point.

However, most drivers "top up" their EV, so charging times are often much shorter. Plus, our smart EV chargers let you schedule a charge overnight, allowing your EV to recharge its battery while you recharge yours!

SmartHomeCharge Fast ChargingCharge Times

SmartHomeChargeDedicated Smart Home Chargers
Charge AmountDomestic Socket (2.3kW)Single Phase (3.6kW)Three Phase (3.6kW)Rapid (N/A)
20 miles
(Average Daily Mileage)
3h 44m2h 23m2h 23mN/A
20 - 80%3h 2m1h 56m1h 56mN/A
0 - 100%5h 3m3h 13m3h 13mN/A

Charge Times

Charge
Amount
Single Phase
(3.6kW)
Three Phase
(3.6kW)
20 miles
(Average Daily Mileage)
2h 23m2h 23m
20 - 80%1h 56m1h 56m
0 - 100%3h 13m3h 13m
Charge
Amount
Domestic Socket
(2.3kW)
Rapid
(N/A)
20 miles
(Average Daily Mileage)
3h 44mN/A
20 - 80%3h 2mN/A
0 - 100%5h 3mN/A

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What is the range of the BMW i8 coupe?

The range of the BMW i8 coupe is 27 miles. This is the WLTP-certified range, which is based on a standardised test all electric vehicles go through in Europe.

Just like the MPG figure on a petrol or diesel vehicle, the official range of an electric car should be taken as a guide to help compare with other vehicles rather than a guaranteed range for day-to-day driving. The actual full electric range will vary depending on driving efficiency, speed, temperature, weather conditions and more.  

What is the battery size of the BMW i8 coupe?

The battery size of the BMW i8 coupe is 11.6kWh.

Battery sizes on electric vehicles vary from around 30kWh (kilowatt hours) to as big as 100kWh and higher. The bigger the battery the more range you get generally speaking, although the vehicle's weight and efficiency are huge factors in the actual range available. 

There are also steps you can take to prolong the life of an EV battery. Check out our guide to electric vehicle battery maintenance for tips on keeping your EV in tip-top health.

What happens when an EV battery eventually dies though? Many of the parts can be re-used or recycled - learn more about what happens to an electric car battery at the end of its life.

What is the company car tax rate for the BMW i8 coupe?

The company car tax rate (also known as benefit in kind rate) for the BMW i8 coupe is 14%.

How much benefit-in-kind tax you'll need to pay for your electric vehicle will depend on its emissions, its range and its worth. You can check out our guide to company car tax for electric cars to learn more.

FAQs

Where is the charge port located in the BMW i8 coupe?
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The charge port of the BMW i8 coupe is located on the passenger front side.

What charging connector does the BMW i8 coupe use?
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The BMW i8 coupe uses a Type 2 for home and public charging and a None connector for rapid and ultra-rapid charging.

What are the emissions of the BMW i8 coupe?
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The emissions of the BMW i8 coupe are 42g/m

Does the BMW i8 coupe support bi-directional charging?
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No, the BMW i8 coupe does not support bi-directional charging.

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