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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 6/16/2013 9:22:29 AM , Rating: 2
There are few things that individual do that actually add up to a massive detriment to society on a large scale.

This isn't something that affects only the individual. We're talking about destabilizing our electrical grid on top of wasting a billion dollars a year from our national economy.

It's sheer stupidity, and there's no possible way out of that fact.

RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By BRB29 on 6/17/2013 8:05:03 AM , Rating: 2
It's sheer stupidity, and there's no possible way out of that fact.

No, nobody is denying it's inefficient and stupid to use on a mass scale. We're saying regardless of how stupid the product is, the consumer has the right to decide what to buy. If we were to remove all the products that are dumb and/or harmful to society, we wouldn't have much of anything left.

RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By superflex on 6/17/2013 11:12:41 AM , Rating: 2
You mean like driving a V-8 vs a plug in electric or installing low flow toilets and shower heads in your house?
Here in America it's all about choice. I guess you just think your choice is the best. Get over yourself Mayor Bloomberg.

By Motoman on 6/17/2013 1:05:21 PM , Rating: 2
Justifying doing something stupid because something else is also stupid is...stupid.

"Honey, please don't go've never done any diving before and you might get killed!"

"SFTU mom, walking down the stairs is dangerous! Now hold my bong while I try a McTwist off this cliff over a kiddy pool."

"So, I think the same thing of the music industry. They can't say that they're losing money, you know what I'm saying. They just probably don't have the same surplus that they had." -- Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA

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