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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6/17/2013 9:46:39 AM
A moot point when you're talking about choice. A charger loses power. Your only choice otherwise is to not use a rechargeable battery. But once you
get a rechargeable battery, you have the choice to lose 20% of the power or 44% (70% of 80%) of the power.
I won't argue that the choice is bad or not, or that convenience is or isn't better than resource conservation. But I will say that your argument -- that losing 44% of the power doesn't matter because we were losing 20% anyway -- is not a valid argument.
6/17/2013 9:55:10 AM
If wireless charging takes 10-20% hit in efficiency but greatly spread the use of EV then I would not hesitate to use it. Comparing that to how inefficient an ICE engine is along with its environmental concerns, it's not a hard choice.
6/17/2013 10:24:03 AM
Personally, the main reason I'll be getting an EV (the ~2015 "~$30k" Tesla, probably) is to save money on fueling. Tossing around 30% of the savings seems silly. I'll be plugging mine in. Let me know when the "90%" resonance charging gets out of the lab.
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