Bosch Selling $3,000 Wireless EV Charging System
June 14, 2013 2:51 PM
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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).
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RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
6/16/2013 1:43:15 AM
The same people who buy Rolex's instead of Casio watches, Buy Armani suits instead of Kmart ones etc etc! For some convenience is worth paying for at any cost and they get first bragging rights! If you got it flaunt it, If you have to worry about money then any new tech is not for you.
RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
6/16/2013 1:59:48 PM
DING, DING, DING!
Give this guy the prize. He hit upon the magic word here:
There are hundreds of things that we all use every day that use energy at a horrendous rate that could be done using means that use little to no energy at all.
Why use a power drill when you can use a brace & bit? Why use a circular saw when you can use a hand saw. Why use a washing machine, clothes dryer, CAR? Each and every one of these things consume electricity or fossil fuels and have alternatives or that use no electricity of fossil fuels at all.
So why do they exist? macca007 knows why.
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