Press release #Automotive Aftermarket

New Bosch electric-vehicle charging cable for flexible charging at home and on the road

Charging cable comes without bulky control box and with adapter for type-2 and domestic sockets

  • Adapter for type-2 and domestic sockets means only one charging cable is needed, whether recharging at home or on the road
  • Thanks to innovative new design of control and safety technology, no in-cable control box (ICCB) necessary
  • 40 percent lighter than cables with ICCB, freeing up space in the trunk
Carolin Lüdecke

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Karlsruhe, Germany – For drivers of electric and hybrid cars, the problem is a familiar one: they have to keep two different cables in the trunk, depending on whether they are recharging at a domestic 230-volt socket or at a charge spot en route. Moreover, the cable for recharging from the domestic power supply comes with a control box, which is heavy and bulky. The new, Bosch Flexible Charging Cable is suitable for charging both from a domestic socket (if the premises are not equipped with a wallbox charger) and from a charge spot en route. As the control and safety technology is integrated in the charging cable’s connectors, there is no need for an extra control box. This alone reduces the weight of the cable by 40 percent. The flexible charging cable for plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles augments the Bosch electromobility portfolio.

Safety technology integrated in the adapter and cable connectors

The adapters for type-2 and domestic sockets means that the three-phase Bosch charging cable can be used flexibly. The technology integrated in the connectors helps make recharging reliable and safe. This ensures there is no overheating during “mode-2” charging from domestic sockets. If the adapter for a domestic socket is removed, the type-2 connectors at both ends of the charging cable can be used for mode-3 charging – from a charge point en route, say. To be able to integrate the control and safety technology into the connectors, Bosch engineers had to significantly reduce the size of the electronic components. Here, they were able to draw on the extensive expertise that Bosch has been continuously building up for many years now. Only in this way was it possible to do away with the unwieldy control box.

Readers’ contact:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Automotive Aftermarket
Phone +49 9001 942010

Contact person for press inquiries:
Carolin Lüdecke,
Phone (+49) 721 942-3417

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with modern 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, products developed in-house and specifically manufactured for the aftermarket, as well as services. About 13,000 associates in more than 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. 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 15,000 workshops, and more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 420,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 88.4 billion euros in 2022. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

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