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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 7Enigma on 6/17/2013 12:12:32 PM , Rating: 2
HAHAHA, now we're at a billion dollars of wasted charging due to inefficiency? I love these magical numbers you come up with! I didn't know that my car outside is electric. Maybe I have an induction charger because I don't ever remember plugging it in, but maybe the "gas" I swear I fill up with is really energy water?

What ever you do, don't look at ICE or solar power. Those are nowhere near 90% efficiency....

Geez I hope someone got a hold of your account because you are coming off as a raving lunatic.

RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By Motoman on 6/17/2013 12:19:56 PM , Rating: 2
A billion dollars a year is a pretty defensible number if you assumed a largescale market base for EVs and they were using field induction charging.

I showed a pretty reasonable calculation above that NYC alone might toss out $60 million a year on their own.

As for your rant about "I didn't know my car was electric"...WTF are you smoking? Demonstrate to me where I said it was.

As for the continuing use of retarded comparisons to other invalid analogs, like ICE or solar power not being efficient either...

Firstly, I'm not saying they are. Secondly, it's irrelevant. Field induction charging would be net-new to our society, it would waste massive amounts of energy from an already overtaxed grid, and provide ZERO benefit to society. And of course, the manufacturing and distribution network for gas/diesel is a different one from our electrical grid - we're not teetering our grid because an ICE car doesn't get mileage that's up to your "standards."

Saving 2 seconds because you didn't have to plug a cord in is not a benefit to society.

The only thing "raving" around here is the depth of your stupidity.

RE: If it sells, then good for Bosch
By BRB29 on 6/17/2013 12:49:01 PM , Rating: 2
EVs charge mainly at night when power plants actually need people to use it because it's not easy to power down a plant.

By Motoman on 6/17/2013 1:03:22 PM , Rating: 2
Irrelevant. The point is that people here are advocating throwing away massive amounts of power because they think a few seconds of their time is more important. It isn't. And besides, if these things are in parking lots where you drive to work, then the recharge is happening during the day.

The amount of time saved plugging an EV in vs. putting gas in an ICE car is almost infinite anyway. A few seconds vs. a few minutes.

Plug your car in. No social good is served by saving those few seconds, and the waste is a big social detriment - regardless of when it happens.

"Young lady, in this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics!" -- Homer Simpson

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