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Charging a BMW i3 with DriveNow

Charge your BMW i3 for free and get to benefit!


Find out more about charging the fully-electric BMW i3. 


DriveNow is Vienna's only Car Sharing service with fully electric cars. Among our BMW and MINI you find also the BMW i3 with zero emissions. With a maximum range of 180 kilometres this is your perfect companion for making your way through Vienna even more sustainable. 

How it works

Charging the electric BMW i3 is easy and free.  In Vienna and around you can charge your BMW i3 at charging stations of our partner Smatrics. In case you have any questions to opening times of these charging stations, check the Smatrics website. All you need is the charging card that's kept in the central armrest and the charging cable that's kept in the boot. You will find the nearest station in the incar display's navi unter "Special points of interest" in the DriveNow menue. Alternatively you can locate the charging points using the app. 

Conventional charging stations

Hold the charging card in front of the reader on the charging point and plug the cable into the socket. Then plug the cable into the car. A blue light around the socket on the BMW i3 flashes to signify that the car is currently charging. Unplug the cable from the car, before unplugging it from the charging point.

Fast charging stations

For so called fast charging points please use the cable provided by the charging station. Please kindly note that it's not permitted to end your rental at Fast Charging Stations. You can charge your BMW i3 there during your rental.

Good to know!
  1. End your rental with your BMW i3 always with a remaining range of minium 15 kilometres. In case your car has less than this remaining range, please end your rental at one of our conventional partner charging stations in the DriveNow zone. 
  2. In case your remaining range is less then 30 kilometres and you charge your BMW i3 at a conventional partner station, you will receive 8 € credit (valid for 90 days). 
  3. You have questions during your fully electric drive? Please don't simply park your car without keeping in mind the above. Our service team is there for you 24/7 at the toll free number 0800 07 07 02.