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It's only for the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf

Bosch is giving electric vehicle (EV) drivers a wireless charging option, and even new financing plans to help them afford it. 

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions teamed up with Evatran Group Inc. to offer a Level 2 240-volt wireless charging unit. It's only compatible with the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf for now, but will open up to other models later. 

Bosch recently announced its wired charging system, Power Max home charging. It only costs $449 while the new wireless system costs a whopping $3,000 -- but Bosch believes that convenience will be key to sales of the expensive wireless option.


“The main reason is convenience,” Kevin Mull, vice president of business development at Bosch Automotive Service Solutions told PluginCars. “We think this is a very viable future technology and over time, with advancements in technology, the price will start to come down.”

To help EV drivers who want the wired or wireless system, but can't afford it, Bosch is offering financing options. Option #1 includes $0 down with no monthly payments for 12 months if repaid in full in a year for charging stations that cost $1,000 or more. Option #2 offers $0 down and a five-year 2.99 percent loan on charging stations of $3,500 or more (including installation).

Source: Plugin Cars



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RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By mrbios on 6/15/2013 7:03:07 AM , Rating: 2
So? If we want to piss away our money, that's our right as American citizens.


RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By Motoman on 6/15/2013 10:04:04 AM , Rating: 1
Spoken like a true American retard.

On an individual level? Sure...be a f%cktard with your money. But on a societal level? How about we *not* all get together and decide to waste hundreds of millions, maybe billions of dollars worth of electricity nationwide? Unless you think our economy is already so perfect that we can afford to just piss away that kind of money because we're so uninmaginably lazy that we can't be bothered to plug a car in.

You, sir, are exactly what's wrong with America. Your "don't care-ishness" is incredibly harmful.


RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By Just Tom on 6/15/2013 8:09:51 PM , Rating: 2
Do you use a clothes dryer? If not you are pissing away money because you are too lazy to hang your clothes out. Do you walk to the store? Take mass transit? I could go on and on but the point is pretty obvious. I wouldn't pay 2.5K just to avoid plugging in my car twice a day but I see no problem with those people who wish to. But more than that, your scenario is extremely silly since you guess at every number.


RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By Motoman on 6/15/13, Rating: -1
RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By BRB29 on 6/15/2013 11:18:45 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
Congratulations for being stupider than f%ck once again.


RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By flyingpants1 on 6/16/2013 4:06:16 AM , Rating: 2
Okay, and? Stupider is a word. You somehow manage to egg yourself in the face every time you post, lmao! Maybe it's time to take a break?


RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By BRB29 on 6/17/2013 7:59:08 AM , Rating: 1
It's a word because the word is misused so often that it became mainstream as correct. For anyone with a proper education, they will not accept stupider as proper in spelling or grammatically. We all learned when we can add "-er" or not in middle and elementary school.

If you haven't noticed, even fabulosity is a word now.


RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By Flunk on 6/17/2013 10:09:46 AM , Rating: 2
I don't agree with the guy you're arguing with but that's basically the definition of how words are formed.

All words started out as things that people were saying before they were formally acknowledged as part of the language. In American English "stupider" has actually been a word for long enough that most people wouldn't even think about it. A bit longer and no one is going to care.


RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By BRB29 on 6/17/2013 11:21:49 AM , Rating: 2
Sure, but that's like saying "ain't" is going be accepted. It's a real word for a while now too. It still will never be accepted.

As a general rule, you are not supposed to add "er" with words that has more than 1 syllable.

Please use stupider in your next paper you have to write and see the red pen fly.


RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By Just Tom on 6/16/2013 6:07:30 PM , Rating: 2
The fact you are guessing at numbers is relevant since you are attempting, badly, to make an economic argument. I could guess at numbers that make this seem like the greatest thing in the world.

On a side note I find it somewhat entertaining that someone with such poor impulse control and confidence in his argument is calling me irrepressible.

I am impressed with your concern for our grid. I think you should lead by example and turn off your computer.


RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By Motoman on 6/17/2013 11:03:38 AM , Rating: 2
There are no vaguely believable numbers you could put into that equation that make it a good idea in any possible way. Ergo, the numbers chosen well and truly *don't* matter in this case - so long as they're vaguely believable. Start putting in negative numbers and all you prove is you're a duma$s.

I am unconcerned about anyone else's "opinion" on this subject, or whether or not the braindead children of this world are rating my post down. I don't make posts in order to get good ratings - I make post to make points.

And my point is irrefutable. Field-induction charging is a hopelessly awful idea, for individuals and society as a whole.

Anyone who wants to disagree has the right to do so. Just remember that you're wrong.


By cyberguyz on 6/18/2013 7:28:16 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
I am unconcerned about anyone else's "opinion" on this subject, or whether or not the braindead children of this world are rating my post down. I don't make posts in order to get good ratings - I make post to make points.


What are you? A 12 year old? All the name calling you are spouting I would expect to see on a 4th grade schoolyard. You realize that when you act like a 12 year old, the opinions and points you make are likewise treated as coming from a 12-year-old.

Thus any valid points you actually manage to interject with your rages ends up being dismissed as irrelevant when the source of that opinion is viewed. Sorry, but when you act like a child, you are treated like one.

Perhaps one day when you grow up to be a big boy you will learn that acting like a grade-school bully won't give your opinions any credibility. Not in here.


By bkiserx7 on 6/17/2013 2:03:25 PM , Rating: 1
Heaven forbid the technology become more efficient over time...And you think all the adapters we use on a daily basis are 100% efficient?


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