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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 Just Tom on 6/16/2013 6:07:30 PM , Rating: 2
The fact you are guessing at numbers is relevant since you are attempting, badly, to make an economic argument. I could guess at numbers that make this seem like the greatest thing in the world.

On a side note I find it somewhat entertaining that someone with such poor impulse control and confidence in his argument is calling me irrepressible.

I am impressed with your concern for our grid. I think you should lead by example and turn off your computer.


RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By Motoman on 6/17/2013 11:03:38 AM , Rating: 2
There are no vaguely believable numbers you could put into that equation that make it a good idea in any possible way. Ergo, the numbers chosen well and truly *don't* matter in this case - so long as they're vaguely believable. Start putting in negative numbers and all you prove is you're a duma$s.

I am unconcerned about anyone else's "opinion" on this subject, or whether or not the braindead children of this world are rating my post down. I don't make posts in order to get good ratings - I make post to make points.

And my point is irrefutable. Field-induction charging is a hopelessly awful idea, for individuals and society as a whole.

Anyone who wants to disagree has the right to do so. Just remember that you're wrong.


By cyberguyz on 6/18/2013 7:28:16 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
I am unconcerned about anyone else's "opinion" on this subject, or whether or not the braindead children of this world are rating my post down. I don't make posts in order to get good ratings - I make post to make points.


What are you? A 12 year old? All the name calling you are spouting I would expect to see on a 4th grade schoolyard. You realize that when you act like a 12 year old, the opinions and points you make are likewise treated as coming from a 12-year-old.

Thus any valid points you actually manage to interject with your rages ends up being dismissed as irrelevant when the source of that opinion is viewed. Sorry, but when you act like a child, you are treated like one.

Perhaps one day when you grow up to be a big boy you will learn that acting like a grade-school bully won't give your opinions any credibility. Not in here.


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