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Bosch Says Introduces First Sub-$450 Electric Car-Charging Unit
By Stefan Nicola May 8 2013
Robert Bosch GmbH, the biggest car- part supplier, said it will begin selling the industry’s first charging station for electric cars priced at less than $450.
The station, certified in the U.S. and Canada, will reduce charging time by half, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions said in an e-mailed statement. “For the foreseeable future most electric vehicle drivers will primarily charge at home,” said Tanvir Arfi, president of Bosch Automotive Service Solutions.
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Bosch Offers First Home EV Charging Station Under $450
May 8, 2013
Bosch Power Max
WARREN — Bosch Automotive Service Solutions this week introduced Power Max, the automotive industry’s first electric vehicle charging station with a price point of less than $450.
The Power Max will retail for roughly half the cost of current EV charging stations, offering 240-volt charging, reducing charging time by half compared to 110-volt current while helping customers reduce their need for fossil fuels.
Using expertise gained in household appliances and automotive solutions, the Bosch Power Max is UL-certified in both the United States and Canada, and is designed to safely and efficiently charge electric vehicles. Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, formerly SPX Service Solutions, has provided more than 16,000 EV charging stations and performed more than 6,000 installations, including the SPX Power Xpress, tested by a national laboratory as the most efficient charging station on the market.
Designed to work with all electric vehicles, Power Max features focus on driver and vehicle safety and convenience, including:
- No-touch operation, making charging as simple as plugging the vehicle in and walking away
- NEMA 3R enclosure for both indoor and outdoor applications
- Standard safety features including a cord breakaway system and non-live current wire
- Visible LED indicator, indicating charging state
- Hardwired on/off switch to completely shut off power to the unit and ensure no power is consumed
- Available in 16 Amp or 30 Amp configurations with cord length up to 25 feet
“We believe that for the foreseeable future most EV drivers will primarily charge at home,” said Tanvir Arfi, president of Bosch Automotive Service Solutions. “Because many of the incentives available to offset the costs of purchasing and installing residential Level 2 charging stations are expiring, we believe it’s critical to maintain the momentum towards Level 2 by offering high quality, but lower cost charging solutions to our customers. We are excited to offer the Power Max, as it accomplishes this objective: a superior product at nearly half the price of the current products on the market.”
Bosch has begun taking orders for the devices, and customers can call (877) 805-3873 to place an order. The Power Max will begin shipping in early June, with initial customers receiving their charging station in late June to early July.
Bosch also offers professional guidance for customers purchasing a Power Max or other EV charging station. Trained Vehicle Charging Advisors walk customers through a free on-site estimate, installation, inspection and ongoing support, including finding money-saving rebates offered by utility companies, government or vehicle manufacturers. Bosch installation services include a 3-year limited product warranty, all permitting and many times filing rebate paperwork.
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