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BMW i3 Charge Port Flap

The BMW i3 charge port flap was requested by the community to make charging of the BMW i3 more convenient.
The idea was simple: replace the existing plug solution with something that feels more premium and is nice to use.
After thinking about it for a while I decided to start the project and some of you might have already been involved by participating in the survey.
I decided to publish a project plan to keep you better informed and to show you what it takes to bring a product to life. If you would like to get notified as soon as the product is ready to launch you have the opportunity to sign up for a newsletter.

Project Phases

  • Complete system as replacement for standard cover
  • Fixture by screwing to the charge-port
  • One flap for each port AC and DC
  • Sealing by shape and EPDM foam
  • Resting closing mechanism
  • Open and closed position defined by spring mechanism
  • Focus on models with CCS port only
  • Creation of CAD model
  • Proof of concept by 3D printed parts
  • Definition of materials
  • Request all parts
  • Survey for customer requirements
  • Discuss and improve design with manufacturers
  • Order production tools
  • Order assembly parts



  • Arrival of first sample parts
  • Assembly test
  • Planned tests:
    • 1000 open and close cycles
    • 3 bar spraying test 
    • Opening and closing force
    • Extreme temperature test (-10°, +60°C)
  • Create documentation
  • Create installation video
  • Setup website
  • Prepare first units
  • Send out notification to subscribers
  • Launch product on website
  • Start shipping



hand holding the charge port flap

BMW iX3 Frunk

This will be my first project that is not dedicated to the BMW i3 but its big brother, the BMW iX3.

This project was also requested by the community and would fit pretty good into my portfolio so I decided to give it a go.

To keep everyone updated about the status of the project I want to publish my first draft of the project plan.

We are currently in a very early phase of the project so you need to be aware that the timeline is a first guess. It will become more and more specific the further the projects proceeds.

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Project Phases

  • Production by thermoforming
  • Open but sealed design (open frunk box with sealing on top)
  • Must be able to be shipped internationally
  • Maximize volume by keeping the size within standard thresholds
  • Creation of CAD model
  • Prepare a volume model out of styrofoam
  • Definition of materials
  • Request all parts
  • Survey for customer requirements
  • Discuss and improve design with manufacturers
  • Order production tools
  • Order assembly parts
  • Arrival of first sample parts
  • Assembly test
  • Planned tests:
    • Installation test
    • Loading test
    • Power washer test
    • Driving test
  • Create documentation
  • Create installation video
  • Setup website
  • Prepare first units
  • Send out notification to subscribers
  • Launch product on website
  • Start shipping

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