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Solutions for private customers and businesses Bosch offers dealers and companies easy access to electric mobility

  • Complete package includes installation of equipment by trained personnel and offers a safe and convenient way to charge vehicles
  • eMobility Starter Package back-end solution opens up possibility of new business models
  • Open interfaces allow easy system connectivity
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Berlin – Making it safe and easy to charge electric vehicles is a key factor for the success of electric mobility. Drivers have two options when it comes to charging their vehicles: They can use a charging station available in a public space and/or have a charging station installed in their own garage for personal use. With the charging stations from Bosch, both options are possible.

These devices, which have been approved by leading vehicle manufacturers, offer drivers a safe and convenient way to charge their vehicles in virtually any location. The charging stations for private customers can easily be fitted to a wall or mounted on a column outside. To ensure that customers do not encounter any problems during installation and commissioning, Bosch offers the systems as a complete solution. As part of this solution, Bosch advises customers on the options and arranges for the station to be connected to the mains safely and fitted to the wall.

Bosch currently offers a range of charging stations for different manufacturers. These stations can be configured in a number of ways to suit the customer's requirements – for instance, various plug systems are available in order to meet the different standards in place across Europe.

The components can also be installed in a public space, meaning that workshops or car dealers can use the charging columns to charge their own fleet and also make them available to their customers. Technologies such as RFID cards can be installed in order to control access to the charging columns.

Bosch offers a software solution for networking these charging stations. This eMobility Starter Package allows companies to offer the use of the charging infrastructure to third parties and to charge for this usage. Not only does this system increase the utilization and cost-effectiveness of the available charging stations – it also increases the density of the supply network.

The software that controls and manages the charging infrastructure is offered as an online service (software as a service) – which means that customers do not need to invest money in their own IT systems to make use of the infrastructure.

The advantage of this solution is that companies, public institutions and public utility companies can operate their own charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, providing the means for these vehicles to be used on a daily basis. Charging points, customer and vehicle data and price plans are all managed using one integrated system, so these companies can provide their customers with easy access to services relating to charging their vehicles via online portals or using smartphone apps. This means that operators always know exactly how much the station is being used, while customers enjoy complete transparency with regard to charging times and can find the closest available charging station at any time using an app.

The new eMobility Starter Package uses two key open interface protocols to connect to charging infrastructure systems. These protocols allow customers to adopt the electric mobility business model quickly and conveniently, as well as take advantage of eRoaming platforms such as the one offered by Berliner Hubject GmbH. eRoaming platforms enable drivers of electric vehicles to charge their vehicles at various charging stations throughout Europe – even if the station is not operated by their energy supplier. What's more, the software solution from Bosch Software Innovations allows charging stations from different manufacturers to be integrated quickly and cost-effectively.

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At the 65th International Motor Show in Frankfurt, Bosch is showcasing technical solutions for connected mobility. A variety of innovations are helping to make road traffic cleaner and more efficient, as well as safer and more comfortable. Bosch is exhibiting its highlights at booth A04 in hall 8.

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with a complete range of diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufac¬tured in-house. More than 17,000 associates in 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that some 650,000 different spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. In its “Automotive Service Solutions” operations, AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 16,000 franchises. In addition, AA is responsible for more than 600 “AutoCrew” partners.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch-automotive.com

Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, the Bosch Group’s software and systems house, designs, develops, and operates innovative software and system solutions that help our customers around the world both in the traditional enterprise environment and in the Internet of Things and Services (IoTS). We place particular focus in this field on the topics of mobility, energy and building, manufacturing, and financial services. Whether in its special, targeted BPM+ and IoTS editions or as flexible standalone products, our software suite is the perfect foundation not only for projects relating to the Internet of Things and Services but also for projects in the fields of Business Process Management (BPM) and Business Rules Management (BRM).

With some 550 associates worldwide, Bosch Software Innovations has locations in Germany (Immenstaad, Waiblingen, and Berlin), Singapore, China (Shanghai), Australia (Melbourne), and the United States (Chicago, Palo Alto, and Vienna).

More information can be found at www.bosch-si.de.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In fiscal 2012, its roughly 306,000 associates generated sales of 52.5 billion euros. Since the beginning of 2013, its operations have been divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 360 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 50 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some 4.8 billion euros for research and development in 2012, and applied for nearly 4,800 patents worldwide. The Bosch Group’s products and services are designed to fascinate, and to improve the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. In this way, the company offers technology worldwide that is “Invented for life.”

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-presse.de, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse

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