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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: Efficiency
By Shig on 6/16/2013 1:58:32 PM , Rating: 1
After reading a little bit more it seems like it's more a question of how quality are the components rather than physics.

Some wireless chargers will be good and some will be shit, there's not enough data to really compare yet.


RE: Efficiency
By xelc on 6/17/2013 8:55:29 AM , Rating: 2
I read the page and the wireless power link's transfer efficiency if 70% of copper wire. The 2% percent you think is the difference probably came from subtracting this 70% from efficiency of power adapter which is 72% and is same for wired and wireless charger.


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