- Lightweight: the Bosch cable needs no in-cable control box and, at under three kilograms, weighs a good 40 percent less than conventional charging cables.
- Intelligent: reliable monitoring of charging power and temperature thanks to integrated control and safety technology
- Flexible: whether at home or on the road, adapters for Type 2 and household plugs mean a second charging cable is no longer required.
Recharging electric cars has never been so easy: Bosch’s new flexible smart charging cable with integrated control and safety technology also does without the usual “charging brick” – as the bulky in-cable control box is colloquially known – when charging at a 230-volt power socket. This means the flexible smart charging cable, which will celebrate its world premiere at IAA Mobility 2021, weighs less than three kilograms. On average, this is a good 40 percent less than conventional charging cables with a control box. The high-tech cable saves not only weight but also space in the trunk.
Because it comes with adapters for Type 2 and household plugs, drivers who want to be free to choose whether to recharge from a power socket at home or from a charging station on the road no longer need a second cable. In effect, recharging electric cars has never been so simple.
“With this universal charging cable, Bosch is making electromobility even more customer-friendly,” says Dr. Uwe Gackstatter, president of the Bosch Powertrain Solutions division. “We want to make the new cable standard equipment for electric vehicles.” Bosch expects to start selling the cable to vehicle manufacturers and drivers in mid-2022.