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BMW Electromobility.

A sustainable future begins with your step forward.

With almost five decades of research and development, we are bringing a variety of electrified models onto the road to meet every lifestyle and every need. Learn more about BMW Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles and join us on the journey towards more convenient, flexible and environmentally-friendly driving pleasure — electrified.

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Electric Vehicles are vehicles that are either partially or fully powered by electricity. It is environmentally friendly and allows for lesser reliance on the use of fossil fuels, such as petrol or diesel.

An Electric Vehicle is powered solely by electricity.

A Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle is driven by the combination of a petrol engine and electric motors.

The Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle would have better fuel consumption, lower emissions at no sacrifice of power and driving pleasure.

Stand-still acceleration is also more seamless & pleasant with the electric motor powering the initial acceleration from stationary.

Depending on the capacity of the high-voltage battery & driving pattern, the batteries on Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles are generally smaller in size & can travel up to 70 km in pure electric mode on a full charge.

Pure Electric Vehicles with larger battery capacity can travel up to more than 400 km in pure electric mode on a full charge.

Approximate pure-electric range (km):*

330e up to 56 km
530e up to 45 km
745Le up to 51 km
X3 xDrive30e up to 55 km
X5 xDrive45e up to 77 km
iX3 up to 460 km

*Values indicated are correct as of 09/07/2021.

There is a range of solutions for your charging needs:

  • Home charging: with the BMW i Wallbox charger, you can charge your Electric Vehicle at home safely, quickly and comfortably.
  • Public Charging: ChargeNow is a mobility service from BMW and one of the largest public charging networks in Singapore. ChargeNow’s network is displayed in the in-vehicle navigation console, along with real-time status, pricing information and turn-by-turn directions.

For home charging via the BMW i Wallbox, the cost will be based on the prevailing electricity tariff.*

For public charging stations, the rates differ from provider to provider. You may check out the rates of each charging station via the navigation system in your vehicle or through the Greenlots app for BMW’s ChargeNow. For the other providers you may check their respective websites.

For those who drop off and collect cars on behalf of the registered owners, payment can be made through the same cashless payment methods listed above.

*For instance, to charge the upcoming BMW iX3 with 74kW nett battery content, based on prevailing SP tariffs at $0.2413/kWh – May 2021, it would cost $17.82 for a full charge, that will last up to 400 km.

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BMW iX3 BMW X3 xDrive20i
Powertrain Fully electric Combustion engine only
Energy consumption 18.5 kWh/100 km 7.1 l/100 km
5.41 km/kWh 14.08 km/l
Consumption cost** $0.2413 /kWh $2.45 /litre
Cost per km $0.045 /km $0.174 /km

**Electricity tariffs based on estimate of $0.2413/kWh – May 2021.

Fuel tariffs based on estimate of $2.45/litre – May 2021.

Road tax for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles would be based on its engine capacity.

Road tax for fully Electric Vehicles would be based on its power rating.

For fully Electric Vehicles:

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Existing Road Tax New Road Tax (from 1 Jan 2022)
Power Rating (kW) Current 6-Monthly Road Tax Formula
PR ≤ 7.5 S$200 x 0.782
7.5 < PR ≤ 30 [S$200 + S$2(PR - 7.5)] x 0.782
30 < PR ≤ 90 [S$250 + S$3.75(PR - 30)] x 0.782
90 < PR ≤ 230 [S$475 + S$7.50(PR - 90)] x 0.782
PR > 230 [S$1,525 + S$10(PR - 230)] x 0.782
Power Rating (kW) Current 6-Monthly Road Tax Formula
PR ≤ 7.5 S$200 x 0.782
7.5 < PR ≤ 30 [S$200 + S$2(PR - 7.5)] x 0.782
90 < PR ≤ 230
[S$250 + S$3.75(PR - 30)] x 0.782
PR > 230 [S$1,525 + S$10(PR - 230)] x 0.782
PR: Power Rating

Example of annual road tax:

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Annual road tax
for BMW iX3
Annual road tax for
BMW X3 xDrive20i
Rating 210kW 1,998cc
Road tax
(up to 31 Dec 2021)
~$2,150 ~$1,210
Road tax
(from 01 Jan 2022)
~$1,450 ~$1,210

No engine oil, no spark plugs, no air filter — fully Electric Vehicles have lower maintenance cost with lesser moving parts and are also very environmentally friendly as emissions are greatly reduced.

An Electric Vehicle, without the need for fuel, will also see the cost/kilometre going down drastically.

Up till 31 December 2023, in addition to VES rebates, fully Electric Vehicle owners can also enjoy up to $20,000 savings, from LTA’s EV Early Adoption Incentive (EEAI).

The warranty for Electric Vehicle battery is 8 years/160,000 km (whichever comes first). The warranty of the Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle battery is 6 years/100,000 km (whichever comes first).

Recharging the vehicle as often as possible is recommended to reap the full benefits of a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. Studies have shown that a Singaporean car driver covers 48 km a day on average. Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles are especially suited for our urban environments where commute is generally shorter, trips can be done completely on full electric mode that helps you to save on fuel.

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles also have the additional benefit of being able to be charged via home charging (Wallbox), or at public charging stations while you go about your daily routine. This reduces recharging by the petrol engine and provides better fuel economy.

BMW offers owners digital connectivity with their Electric Vehicles via a smartphone app called My BMW that has Electric Vehicle specific features to complement. With the app, owners can:

  1. Get instant access to the vehicle status such as the state of charge or the charging status.
  2. Pre-condition the vehicle before getting onboard.
  3. Set a navigation to the nearest available charger.
  • Avoid leaving the battery at 100 percent charge for long periods of time as this places a strain on battery health.
  • Do not drive the vehicle until the battery is low or depleted. A good practice would be to charge your vehicle battery once it reaches 20 percent.
  • Refrain from fast charging your Electric Vehicle too often.

This is more applicable for fully Electric Vehicles; you can set the charge level to 50 percent and leave it plugged in.

The battery will always be maintained at a healthy state of charge with no worries of the battery being fully depleted.

  • Your driving style has a direct impact on battery depletion. Try to accelerate smoothly so as not to brake suddenly, as this method of driving protects against energy loss.
  • Air conditioning has a similar range-draining effect on electric cars, so consider turning up the thermostat. Use of the sound system and other onboard apps will also draw energy from the battery, which is the sole source of the car’s power.
  • Pre-conditioning — prior to leaving home and with car connected to charger — can help to conserve the energy in the battery which can be better used for travel.
  • Drive in Eco Pro mode whenever possible — this can extend range.
  • Check tyre pressures regularly — soft tyres affect driving efficiency and range.
  • Remove any unnecessary loads from your vehicle — weight affects the efficiency of your journey.