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Using ChargePoint at BMW dealership

Discussion in 'Model X: Battery & Charging' started by karupspc, Jan 7, 2017.

  1. karupspc

    karupspc Member

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    Hello all

    I'm currently moving soon where the garage 240v outlet won't be ready in time of move-in so I've been scoping out the area and there's 2 Chargepoint stations at a BMW dealership down the road that's Level 2 -J1772 and Level 2 -Tesla. Both charging stations listed as free on ChargePoint website just curious if anyone has charged at a dealership and since it has J1772 I should be able to charge correct?

    Not seeking to siphon free charges just something to get by until the 240 outlet is installed.
     
  2. ccutrer

    ccutrer Active Member

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    Your BMW dealership has a Tesla specific charger? I'm surprised.

    Yes, you can charge your Tesla with the J1772, but it's likely only 20-30A.

    As far as if they'll let you - just ask. They may only allow i3s to charge there, or they may be open to anyone charging there. All it takes is a few minute conversation to find out.
     
  3. SMSMD

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    Did you check it out on plugshare???
     
  4. karupspc

    karupspc Member

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    Yup. Plugscore is 9.0
    Comment: ChargePoint J1772. 7KW charging on 4 working free with ChargePoint. Each station shares 7kw between the 2 plugs.
     
  5. JimVandegriff

    JimVandegriff Member

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    I have charged a number of times with my Leaf and a few times with my X at the BMW dealer's Chargepoint station in McKinleyville, CA. You need your Chargepoint card at my local station, and plugging in with Tesla's j1772 adapter should work just fine. The BMW manager and staff here are friendly and interested in other electrics. You might engage the staff there in conversation about the i3, i8, or their new autopilot features.
     
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    i have a chargepoint in my garage 32a which was put in for my previous car BMW I3 and it charges my model s works 100% with no changes or modifications needed.
     
  7. TexasEV

    TexasEV Well-Known Member

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    The issue isn't whether it works. It's whether the charging station at a BMW dealership will be ICEd.
     
  8. busaman

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    the only way to find out is to visit the site. here in the uk in my expierience it will be vacant.
     
  9. davewill

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    In the U.S. car dealerships are independent. The only way to know whether you can use it is to ask since what happened at a different dealer is no indicator what this one will say.
     

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