Bosch Tries to Undercut Cost of Home Electric Car Chargers
May 13, 2013 Leave a comment
The equipment needed to charge your electric vehicle at home is getting less expensive. Robert Bosch GmbH this week introduced an electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) that starts at less than $450—although recommended 30-amp units cost between $600 and $750. The Power Max, the brand name for the EVSE, will begin shipping in early June.
“Because most of the incentives available to offset the costs of purchasing an installing residential Level 2 charging stations are expiring, we believe it’s critical to maintain momentum towards Level 2 by offering high-quality but lower-cost charging solutions to our customer,” said Tanvir Arfi, President, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions in a statement.
Bosch Automotive Service Solutions is the former SPX Service Solutions, which Bosch acquired in December 2012.
The Power Max will provide Level 2 240V charging in 16 or 30 amp models with a cord length of up to 25 feet. It is UL-certified in both the U.S. and Canada. It has a NEMA 3R enclosure for both indoor and outdoor usage and includes a cord breakaway system and non-live current wire. ===> Continue Reading