The company is developing recharging services that now give drivers access to one of the biggest pan-European recharging networks. At the time of writing, they can use their smartphones to find more than 150,000 charge spots in 16 European countries. It takes just a few clicks to register, recharge, and pay – including cost transparency.
Bosch is offering its recharging solutions to private and business customers. And with location-related services, drivers can make better use of the time it takes to recharge.
Bosch’s Europe-wide recharging network currently counts more than 150,000 charge spots, which drivers can access from one central app platform. The company has built the network by concluding contracts with operators and using methods such as roaming to connect the charge spots. As a result, more than 27,500 charge spots in Germany are now part of the network.
For the drivers of electric cars, this means that they can use the proprietary Bosch app “Charge My EV” or affiliated providers such as “Clever Laden” to find vacant charge spots round the clock – whether in the neighborhood or when traveling.
The Bosch solutions for recharging electric cars frequently also work in the background of the charge-spot finders provided by automakers, fleet operators, and mobility service providers. They use a white-label solution to integrate the recharging network into apps of their own, or directly into their vehicles’ infotainment systems.
The information contained in the network can be supplemented by a company’s own on-premise charge spots, where staff or customers can recharge their vehicles. Here Bosch takes care of incorporating the charge spots, partner management, and billing, and makes the necessary IT infrastructure available.
The Bosch recharging network is constantly growing: by the end of 2020, it is expected to include some 200,000 charge spots across Europe.