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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 Motoman on 6/15/2013 10:25:22 PM , Rating: 2
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that if your aunt has trouble plugging something into a socket, then she probably shouldn't driving.

RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By cyberguyz on 6/16/2013 10:17:33 AM , Rating: 2
Whether someone is fit to drive or not, is not up to you to decide. If I am in a wheelchair and I want to f%ckin drive my plug-in van, I f%ckin damn well will - regardless of what you or anybody else has to say about it. And if I don't happen to be quite able to plug in my car every time I pull into the drive way and want to use inductive charging, then sue me. That's MY decision - not yours. If you want to call me a f%cktard (you seem use that word so much you might as well copyright it), again I couldn't give a rat's ass what you or any other tree-humper thought about it.

Welcome to a world that does not revolve around your idea of perfection and where everyone has a mind of their own to do as they damn well please. I'm not in a wheel chair. I am not 80 years old. But if I had an electric car and had the opportunity to get one of these, I would be all over it.

And contrary to what you are saying here, so would you . It wouldn't take to many thunderstorms, blizzards or hailstorms to convince you that electric car sitting in your driveway is a pain in the ass to plug in every f%ckin night and be looking with envy at all your neighbors that those that don't have to.

RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By Motoman on 6/17/2013 11:15:36 AM , Rating: 2
If you're fit to drive, whether in a wheelchair or not, you're fit to plug a cord into a socket.

If you're not fit to plug a cord into a socket, I'm going to guess you're not fit to drive.

Your rage is misplaced. F%cktard.

By cyberguyz on 6/18/2013 7:42:23 AM , Rating: 2
While I could feed this by lowering myself your apparent 12-year-old schoolyard mentality, but this time I will leave you with this:

Sorry my trolling friend. Not throwing you any peanuts today.

Inductive Charging Rocks.

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