backtop


Print 88 comment(s) - last by Go_Plugless.. on Jun 26 at 9:42 PM

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



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By Motoman on 6/15/2013 12:48:31 PM , Rating: 0
The problem with your example is there's not anything the user is doing to increase the inefficiency of their PC.

In this case, the user can avoid 100% of the unnecessary loss by plugging the car in.

All people who think field induction charging is a good idea are f%cktards, and there's no way out of that irrefutable fact.


By cyberguyz on 6/16/2013 9:59:09 AM , Rating: 2
And all people that think simply plugging in the car to the power grid as the only way to charge it are the biggest f%cktards of them all.

Learn to think outside the box son.


RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By superflex on 6/17/2013 12:20:18 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
The problem with your example is there's not anything the user is doing to increase the inefficiency of their PC.

Ever hear of overclocking a CPU, Copernicus?
Me thinks you just like to argue on the internet.


By Motoman on 6/17/2013 2:16:12 PM , Rating: 2
And how many people actually do that, Dipsh1ticus?

Methinks you have no valid points to bring up, and are digging for something else to say...because you like to argue on the internet.

Regardless, the "may as well do this wasteful thing since some other thing is wasteful too" argument is patently idiotic to start with.

So what if your PC isn't 100% efficient? That's not justification to waste *more* energy. Imagine if Congress passed a new budget that had a bigger deficit than the one we already have - "hey, we're already spending more than we have, so why not spend a little more?"

That's basically the argument you're making.

Also, PCs serve an important societal purpose. Saving 2 seconds because you didn't have to put a plug in a socket serves no purpose at all.


"Nowadays you can buy a CPU cheaper than the CPU fan." -- Unnamed AMD executive














botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki