There's good news for owners and would-be owners of electric vehicles: Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has announced the first Level 2 home charger setup that starts below $500 - and that's before any incentives. The first such system to crack this barrier, Bosch's baseline Power Max 240V/16A charger opens at $449 with a 12-foot cable. For individuals desiring even speedier battery replenishment, the higher-performance 30-amp Power Max unit starts at $593 with an 18-foot cord, or $749 when matched with a 25-foot cable.

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Bosch says its UL-certified Power Max hardware is designed to work with all brands of EVs. Each unit features a full array of safety and convenience features including an LED charging beacon, hardwired on/off switch, NEMA 3R enclosure for both inside/outside installations, and breakaway cord feature with non-live current wire. The company also offers comprehensive guidance and assistance from a free on-site initial estimate to post-installation support. The new Bosch Power Max chargers will begin shipping next month. Full details can be found at


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