Bosch offers affordable charging station for owners of electric cars

Bosch offers affordable charging station for owners of electric cars

August 8, 2019 0 By car-insurace

The Bosch company introduced this week Power Max, a 240-volt charging station able to halve the charging time of an electric car. In addition, the price of the Power Max system will be reduced by approximately 50% compared to other charging stations currently on sale.

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The Bosch company introduced this week Power Max, a 240-volt charging station able to halve the charging time of an electric car. In addition, the price of the Power Max system will be reduced by approximately 50% compared to other charging stations currently on sale.


The Bosch charging station works with all electric cars and has been designed to be one of the simplest systems to use. There is no button, all that the owner of an outdoor car cover has to do is plug the plug in the appropriate place on the vehicle. The Power Max station can be installed both indoors and outdoors and is equipped with a 25-foot rope. Bosch has already started taking orders and the first deliveries should be made early this summer.

The 2014 Cadillac ELR – The Great Outdoors of the Detroit Auto Show

About 20 minutes before the start of the press conference, it was already impossible to see the podium where the 2014 Cadillac ELR would make its grand entrance at the Detroit International Auto Show.

Journalists, photographers, cameramen, as well as several other manufacturers’ representatives had already gathered by the hundred to see the latest General Motors electric car.

No doubt, the craze was palpable and certainly reassuring for GM, who already the day before had attracted all eyes with the unveiling of the future Corvette.

It was in 2009, at the same Detroit Auto Show that Cadillac unveiled the embryo of the Cadillac ELR, the Converj concept. The style of the car, with its knife-cut lines, oversized wheels and low ground clearance, was acclaimed, and everyone was hoping to see the same aesthetic characteristics when the production model was launched yesterday in Detroit.

What we can say is that the transition from concept to production model has not removed the charm of the 2014 Cadillac ELR. We immediately recognize the Cadillac’s visual signature with the long diving hood, the headlights Oversized, the trunk of the convex suitcase and the taillights long and thin. There’s nothing subtle about the style of the 2014 Cadillac ELR, but the car still exudes prestige and elegance.

Inside, the regulars of the brand will find themselves easily. The center console is imposing, mandatory because of the presence below the battery pack of 16.5 kWh, while the transmission arm and steering wheel seem to come directly from other Cadillac products. The space for the legs and head is not abundant in the back, while it was not possible to see the volume of the trunk.

The Cadillac ELR is more dynamic and powerful than its sister Chevrolet Volt. Both models share roughly the same mechanical components, but Cadillac has made some changes to allow the battery to generate more power. This results in a gain of 58 horsepower, and 22 lb-ft of torque compared to the Chevrolet Volt.

On the other hand, the higher weight of the 2014 Cadillac ELR reduces the autonomy in 100% electric mode from 61 to 56 kilometers, while the overall autonomy of the car, aided by the gasoline engine that powers a generator in order to regenerate the batteries, will be a little over 480 kilometers, instead of 608 kilometers as in the Volt.

The price has not been unveiled by US brand representatives, but according to the magazine Car & Driver, the price in US dollars will be around $ 60,000 when the car will be launched on the market in 2014. More details should follow from General Motors Canada soon. We will keep you posted!

From the Kia Soul EV to the new Taycan Porsche, several electric vehicles arrive in 2019

From the Kia Soul EV to the new Porsche Taycan and Mercedes-Benz EQC, many electric vehicles will arrive in 2019.

It was a good year for electric vehicles with several new models announced or introduced. The coming year will not be different although we only have a few confirmed models for the moment. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the new 2019 electric cars planned for this year.

Audi e-tron

The Audi e-tron is powered by a 95 kWh battery and offers a range of approximately 400 kilometers with a starting price of $ 90,000 in Canada. It offers an alternative to Tesla Model X at a more affordable price for buyers looking for a luxury electric sport utility vehicle.

Hyundai Kona EV

The Hyundai Kona EV should not have been on the list, but production delays pushed Hyundai’s new electric SUV to 2019. The Kona EV is available starting at $ 45,999, with a range of 415 kilometers on paper and will be offered in Preferred and Ultimate versions.

Kia Niro EV

Kia has planned two new electric vehicles in 2019, the first being the Niro EV. It will not be right away, however, but by the end of the year, we should see the first versions of the 100% electric Niro on the market. The Niro EV has an impressive range of 484 kilometers with a battery of 64 kWh.

Kia Soul EV

Launched in November at the Los Angeles Auto Show , the new Kia Soul EV will arrive by the end of the year with a 201 horsepower engine such as Niro and Kona EV. Expect more than 400 kilometers of autonomy.

Mercedes-Benz EQC

The EQC caused a sensation when it was unveiled in September , but since then we have not heard much about Mercedes-Benz’s new luxury electric vehicle. Still, it is scheduled for this year and will join the Audi e-tron and Jaguar i-Pace in the growing segment of luxury electric SUVs. The autonomy is estimated at 450 km on the European cycle, which means that the EPA will give it a range of about 390 km.

Nissan LEAF

Nissan is planning a new version of the LEAF with a 60 kWh battery. This should bring the current 242-kilometer range of the LEAF to over 350 km. When Nissan started working on the new-generation LEAF, we did not have the Chevrolet Bolt, the Hyundai Kona EV, or any of the other affordable long-range electric vehicles.

Having more than 240 kilometers of autonomy was impressive when the LEAF came on the market, but that’s not enough. The new LEAF with the 60 kWh battery will cost more, but it will also offer the range that electric vehicle buyers are looking for in 2019.

Taycan Porsche

This is THE 2019 electric vehicle. It will be the first real competitor to the Tesla Model S and will probably be a remarkable vehicle at all levels. We visited the Taycan production site and it’s clear from the start that Porsche has put a lot of effort, thought and resources into the new Taycan. With the new Taycan, Porsche will put a lot of pressure on Tesla to review its Model S.