See BMW Launches Its Answer to Teslaâ€™s Supercharger Network | Autopia | WIRED The article is reasonably accurate regarding EVs and charging and Tesla compared to BMW. BMW is not building out a charging network in the same way Tesla is. They are simply offering a SAE Combo 1 type 24kW DC charger for $6,548 to their dealers and to "authorized partners" like NRG eVgo, a private EV-charging company, which says it will install at least 100 around California. So there is really little comparison to what Tesla is doing. It's a rather feeble attempt by BMW to increase charging options for i3 owners. BMW is not putting any serious resources into it. I am not impressed. While the i3 is not a long range car, I hope that in a few years BMW will launch a much longer range EV and it will need charging options when away from home.