BMW has announced a partnership with Electrify America to offer BMW EV owners with two years of complimentary 30-minute charging at public charging stations across the states.

The agreement will kick off in March of this year alongside the sale of BMW iX xDrive50, i4 eDrive40 and i4 M50 models. These models, utilizing Electrify America’s 350 kilowatt chargers, will be able to to recoup between 90-108 miles in roughly 10 minutes (model dependent).

Owners will be able to access a network of 800 charging stations and more than 3,000 chargers located throughout the United States. Available chargers can be located via the vehicle’s navigation suite, the myBMWapp or the Electrify America app.

“The collaboration with Electrify America is one more step on our road towards a sustainable future,” said Sebastian Mackensen, president and CEO, BMW of North America. “Charging availability is a key feature when it comes to electric vehicles. We’re excited to offer our customers access to charging that is fast, affordable and convenient, as we launch the next generation of all-electric from BMW.”

Electrify America currently operates the largest open network of fast chargers in the United States. The company’s “ultra-fast” chargers are capable of delivering between 150-350 kilowatts. By 2026, the company intends to increase it’s infrastructure by more than double-- 1,800 charging stations comprising 10,000 individual chargers throughout the United States and Canada.

BMW is not the first group to strike a deal with Electrify AMerica. In recent times, we’ve seen similar deals brokered between the EV-charger provider and Hyundai, Volvo and Mercedes. Audi plans to offer 3 years of complimentary charging with their 2022 e-Tron GT; as does Porsche with their all-electric Taycan. Other manufacturers, including Volkswagen, Jeep, Fisker, Ford and Harley Davidson, have made arrangements with Electrify America.