| - Bosch partners with Kia Motors America to provide 240V Bosch Power Xpress and Bosch Power Max charging stations and installation services to U.S. Soul EV drivers|
- Bosch Vehicle Charging Advisors will provide support throughout entire installation process, performed by Bosch Certified Electricians and beyond
WARREN, Mich. – Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has been selected as a charging station and installation services partner for the new 2015 Kia Soul EV, debuted at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. Bosch will provide a suite of 240V charging options, including the Bosch Power Xpress and Bosch Power Max charging stations, as well as full-service installation for Soul EV drivers. A Bosch Vehicle Charging Advisor will support customers through the entire installation process, including:
- No-cost, on-site quotation
- Choosing the best charging station to meet each driver’s individual needs
- Local permit application, coordination, and inspection
- Installation completed by a Bosch Certified Electrician
- 3 year Bosch installation warranty
"As Kia launches its Soul EV in the U.S. market, we continue to expand EV infrastructure as we have over the last several years," said Kevin Mull, Vice President of Business Development at Bosch Automotive Service Solutions. “We are very proud to be one of the recommended charging solutions partners for Kia Motors America. Purchasing a Bosch Level 2 charging station and installation service will help Soul EV drivers charge their vehicles faster, alleviating range anxiety and inspiring confidence in their new EV.”
Scheduled to go on sale in the third quarter of 2014, the 2015 Soul EV will be Kia’s first all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle. Soul EV owners can select Bosch to immediately provide charging stations and installation services.
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The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops world-wide 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 manufactured 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.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, its roughly 281,000 associates generated sales of 46.4 billion euros ($61.6 billion) in 2013*. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. In 2013, Bosch applied for some 5,000 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 on the global organization is available online at www.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, and http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.
In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, healthcare telemedicine and software solutions. For more information, please visit www.boschusa.com, www.bosch.com.mx and www.bosch.ca.
*Due to a change in legal rules governing consolidation, 2013 figures can only be compared to a limited extent with 2012 figures. Exchange rate: 1 EUR = $1.32812
Bosch Kia Soul - February 2014