Bosch Now Taking Orders for Evatran’s Plugless Level 2 Charging System; First Commercially Available Wireless Charger
Bosch Automotive Service Solutions just announced the signing of an exclusive distribution and installation deal with Evatran to offer the Plugless Level 2 Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging System. This is claimed to be the “first commercially available wireless system.”
Bosch announced financing options for all of its charging stations and associated installation fees.
Financing options are:
0 down, same as cash loan with no monthly payments for 12 months if repaid in full in 12 months for charging stations with installations $1,000 and above.
$0 down, 5 year 2.99% loan on charging stations with installations $3,500 and above.
We’ve tried to hunt down exact pricing for the Plugless system, but have only been able to come up with this:
“Evatran has not released final pricing on the Plugless Power wireless recharging system. Price targets for the system fall under $3,000 for all necessary equipment, which makes the technology competitive with traditional Level II corded infrastructure options.”
Update: And now, thanks to commenter MTN Ranger, we’ve been able to add this:
#EL-51339 (Volt) $2,998.00 or EL-51340 (LEAF )$3,098.00, price listed in USD and does not include applicable taxes, shipping, or installation of the parking pad and control panel and is subject to change without notice. Price listed includes vehicle adapter basic installation.
In addition to Evatran’s Plugless system, Bosch offers the Power Max Level 2 home charging stations.
Bosch says that it’ll “provide the complete installation solution for the Plugless L2 System. A Bosch-certified electrician will install the home infrastructure portion of the system, and Bosch Car Service centers will install the on-vehicle components.”
The Plugless Level 2 charger includes these components:
- Vehicle Adapter: Installed on the undercarriage of the user’s EV
- Control Panel: A wall-mounted enclosure that provides alignment guidance and diagnostic information, in addition to traditional charging station functions
- Parking Pad: A floor-mounted wireless charging transmitter
Bosch says it has “Trained Vehicle Charging Advisors” who will do all this:
“Walk customers through a free on-site estimate, installation and inspection, and provide 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 even filing rebate paperwork for a vehicle owner.”
Bosch is already taking orders for the Plugless system and will ship units to the first batch of customers in mid- to late July.
Technical specs below:
Plug-In: NoHardwired: YesCord Length: N/ADimensions: Parking Pad: 22″L x 18″ W x 2.5″ D; Control Panel 19.25″L x 9.75″W x 5″DAmperage: Dedicated 30A breakerVoltage: 208 VAC- 240 VACInput/Output Power: 3.6kW / 3.3 kWInput Current: N/ABreaker Size: 30 AmpsConnector/Cable: N/AMounting: Wall mount or pedestalWeight: 35 lbs for all componentsTemperature Rating: -18°C to 50°C (-0°F to 122°F)Enclosure: NEMA Type 3R/4; indoor/outdoor ratedWarranty: 1 year