Loxone & BMW Bring Intelligent Car Charging To Your Home

Đã cập nhật: 17 thg 10, 2021

1,000,000 electric cars should be on the roads by 2020, according to the German Federal Government. It sounds ambitious, yet the popularity of electric cars in the UK has shot up over the last few years, with around 50,000 plug-in vehicles on the road, compared with just 3,500 in 2013. However, the issue facing many new EV and HPEV owners is the lack of a developed network of e-service stations. To overcome this bottleneck, we have teamed up with BMW i to offer a more intelligent and environmentally friendly car charging solution that can be integrated with your home.


The BMW i Wallbox Pro provides a high quality charging station for your electric car, and together with the Loxone E-Mobility Starter Kit, you can now fully integrate your electric car with your Loxone Smart Home. Together with BMW, we are driving the future of innovative car charging management by offering a solution which enables you to combine your car with a photovoltaic system. This means that in future, your electric car could be fuelled completely by solar energy without costing you a penny.

The BMW i Wallbox Pro provides a high quality charging station for your electric car, and together with the Loxone E-Mobility Starter Kit, you can now fully integrate your electric car with your Loxone Smart Home. Together with BMW, we are driving the future of innovative car charging management by offering a solution which enables you to combine your car with a photovoltaic system. This means that in future, your electric car could be fuelled completely by solar energy without costing you a penny.


Innovative Charging Management

The Miniserver Go, the heart of the E-Mobility Starter Kit is connected to the BMW i-Wallbox Pro and the inverter via your home network. It carefully controls the charging schedule of your BMW i by considering factors such as the current weather conditions, overall load of the house and time-dependent electricity tariffs.

The Miniserver Go, the heart of the E-Mobility Starter Kit is connected to the BMW i-Wallbox Pro and the inverter via your home network. It carefully controls the charging schedule of your BMW i by considering factors such as the current weather conditions, overall load of the house and time-dependent electricity tariffs.

  • Intelligent & environmentally friendly electric car charging

Start, pause, and set the charging current via the Miniserver. Self-generated electricity, current electricity rates and the total load of your home will be taken into consideration.

  • Enjoy a complete overview in the App

With the Loxone App, you can see at any time whether your electric car is charging. Start or pause the charging process, adjust schedules and view your energy usage data.

  • Define Smart Home functions via the BMW i-Wallbox Pro

Define smart home features that you want to control via the display on the BMW i Wallbox Pro: e.g. start charging, switch garden lights on/off, close the garage door, activate the alarm or away mode.

  • Real-time weather forecast

Hourly updated weather information is available to assist you in planning when it’s best to charge your car. A one year subscription to the Loxone Weather Service is included free in the E-Mobility Starter Kit.

  • Monitor the total electrical load of your home

Connect your household meter with Miniserver and ensure you safely and efficiently manage your overall electrical load. When charging your electric car, the total load of your home is monitored by the Miniserver.


The software interface to integrate the BMW i-Wallbox Pro is available free of charge in our latest version of Loxone Config. In addition, we have a separate E-Mobility Starter Kit for which includes a Miniserver Go, 3x Smart Socket Air and one year free subscription to the Loxone Weather Service. It forms the perfect starter kit for all BMW-i owners. The package can be expanded to include additional components for controlling the Smart Home.


About the Loxone & BMW-i Partnership

Speaking about the collaboration in Munich yesterday, Martin Öller, CEO of Loxone reported: “In principle, this partnership enables electric car owners to directly harness the power of the sun and recharge for free. Creating a convenient and cost effective charging network will be one of the main catalysts for the wider acceptance and adoption of electric cars. It is key to reducing transport carbon emissions.”


Peter Mueller, Project Manager at BMW 360 Electric added: “We like to think of holistic solutions that are customer friendly and suitable for the mass market. This co-operation emphasizes that e-mobility does not stop at the car, but that a Smart Home can make a valuable contribution to this industry. Loxone and BMW-i give consumers the possibility to be independent from public chargers and in addition save money. Many energy aware consumers are looking for integrated solutions – we provide them.”


Expand Your Loxone Smart Home

Do you already have an electric car at home or are planning to buy one? Why not integrate it with your Loxone Smart Home! Contact a Loxone Partner near you for a consultation and find out about the integration of the BMW i-Wallbox Pro into your home.

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