Bosch Unveils Home Electric Vehicle Charging System


An electric vehicle charging station for residential use and a geothermal heat pump system that uses the temperature of the earth to provide heating and hot water are two innovations Bosch, with its North American headquarters in Farmington Hills, is showcasing at the 2016 International Builders’ Show being held this week in Las Vegas.

Alissa Cleland, spokeswoman for Bosch, says the EV charging system is designed to work with all electric vehicles in North America, and offers hardwire or plug-in options, along with compatibility with input currents of 12 to 40 amps, indoor or outdoor applications, and wall- or pedestal-mount choices.

She says Bosch is also unveiling its 36-inch induction cooktop and a 24-inch custom panel refrigerator that offers customers an integrated look.

Cleland says Bosch’s geothermal heat pump systems are designed for residential or commercial applications and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said the system can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 40 percent. She says Bosch will also display its new hydronic air handlers that are designed for a more efficient and compact home heating and hot water system.

Bosch will also show off its integrated home security systems with video surveillance that allows for monitoring, identification of who turned the system on and off, and the viewing of images of other events occurring within or near the home from a desktop, smartphone, or tablet.

Bosch, a German engineering and electronics company, employs nearly 29,000 people in more than 100 locations. The International Builders’ Show runs through Thursday.

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