Learn How to Refuel your Plug-in Hyrbid Electric Vehicle


BMW explains how to refuel and aerate your Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. BMW Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles are equipped with a special fuel tank, alternating combined driving with an internal combustion engine and electric motor. Therefore, the fuel tank needs to be aerated before refuelling.

How to use refuel your Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle

Make sure to turn off the drive-ready state of your vehicle. Press the button in the driver’s door area to start aerating. The tank aeration status can be viewed in the instrument cluster. When the tank aeration has finished, a message is displayed and the fuel filler flap is unlocked for opening.
If it is not possible to open the fuel filler flap, press the button in the driver’s door area again.

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