Bosch powers up with growing charging networks to ramp-up electromobility

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Bosch announced that customers who use the company’s charging services already have access to nearly 450,000 publicly available charge points in 30 European countries – claimed as one of the largest charging networks in Europe. 

The German company also said Italian automaker Maserati has now made Bosch charging services available for the first time in its new electric model, the GranTurismo Folgore – not only in Europe but also in the Asia-Pacific area, beginning in 2023.

Bosch expects that by 2030, more than one in three new vehicles worldwide will be purely electric, and in Europe, as many as two in three.

By 2035, Bosch anticipates that one in two newly registered passenger cars worldwide will be electric.

“We expect a huge surge in growth for our charging services business over the course of the decade – because as electromobility ramps up, so does the need for straightforward and comprehensive charging solutions. We will benefit from this,” said Dr Markus Heyn, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH and chairman of its Mobility Solutions business sector. 

By the end of the decade, Bosch revealed that its charging solutions division is anticipated to grow by more than 50 per cent annually.

To ensure that the driving and charging experiences maintain the manufacturer’s distinctive appearance and fit into its brand world, Bosch said that its charging services can be adaptably and easily incorporated into a manufacturer’s look and feel and infotainment system, both functionally and aesthetically. 

In addition to charging services for drivers of electric cars, Bosch said it provides services for charge point operators.

Charge point operators can use Bosch’s software services to remotely control and manage their charge points, as well as integrate them into the Bosch charging network. 

To accomplish this, the business enters into contracts with charge point operators and links their charge points to the network. 

On a more positive note, the Bosch charging network is constantly expanding and is expected to include roughly 700,000 charge sites in Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific area by mid-2023.

“With our charging services and our growing charging network, we are playing a decisive part in making electromobility a success story even faster. In this way, Bosch is also helping Germany achieve its climate targets,” Heyn concluded.