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he success of electric vehicles hinges not on the development of a public charging infrastructure but on the willingness of consumers to have charging ports installed at their homes, a BMW executive says.

As the German automaker launches its i3 4-passenger EV, slated to go on sale in the U.S. in May, BMW board member Herbert Diess says buyers of the car likely will drive it short distances in urban areas and will not need other sources of electricity away from home.

Based on usage of BMW’s early test EVs – a Mini and a 1-Series – Diess says “very few people would use public charging.”

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BMW Not Worrying About Buyers Using Public Charging Networks

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