Bosch develops recharging services for European EV customers
Bosch is developing recharging services that now give drivers access to one of the biggest pan-European recharging networks for electric vehicles. Drivers can use their smartphones to find more than 150,000 charge spots in 16 European countries.
“With our recharging services, we are developing a universal key to one of the biggest pan-European recharging networks. In doing so, we are making electromobility even more viable,” says Elmar Pritsch, the president of the Connected Mobility Solutions division of Robert Bosch GmbH. Bosch is offering its recharging solutions to private and business customers.
“Fuss-free recharging. In a nutshell, there is nothing drivers of electric cars want more,” says Bosch. “They want to quickly find a vacant charge spot, access it without the hassle of authorization and passwords, pay for the electricity without fuss, and make good use of the time it takes to recharge. In reality, the picture is a different one: drivers of electric cars have an average of six recharging apps on their smartphones, and have to juggle as many as five recharging access cards (sources: UScale, NewMotion). On top of that, the prices at charge spots can vary widely, and users are exasperated by opaque car-electricity prices and a slew of different payment methods.”
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