BMW said the sites will charge all compatible U.S. vehicles, not just BMW's models such as the i3.
BMW North America has partnered with the U.S. National Park Service to improve electric-vehicle accessibility in national parks by promising to install up to 100 charging stations.
The partnership, which also includes the National Park Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy, will augment the already existing EV stations in the parks.
BMW, in a statement Wednesday, said the sites will charge all compatible U.S. vehicles, not just the models made by the German automaker such as the i3.
Sites will be determined by factors such as driving distances and visitor demand.
The first EV charging site, fittingly located at the Thomas Edison National Historic Park in West Orange, N.J., went live Wednesday morning.
“Together with our partners, I hope that we can channel a little of Edison’s spirit and, in the same way he made electric power widely available, make electric vehicle charging more widely available for everyone,” Ludwig Willisch, head of BMW Group Region Americas, said in a press release.