Volkswagen has announced partnerships with two firms to provide charging services for its new e-Golf EV, which will go on sale in the US later this year as a 2015 model. VW selected Bosch Automotive Service Solutions to supply and install home charging stations for e-Golf buyers, and ChargePoint to provide VW-branded stations to e-Golf dealerships, and to offer access to its network of public charging stations.
Bosch will provide a suite of 240-volt charging options, including the Power Max charging station, as well as full-service installation for e-Golf drivers. A Bosch Vehicle Charging Advisor will support customers through the installation process, taking care of all required permits and inspections.
Every e-Golf will come with a ChargePoint membership card, giving owners access to the ChargePoint network, which includes more than 18,000 public charging locations, about 60 percent of them free.
“Although the e-Golf is not the first BEV to market in the US, we are taking a holistic approach to e-Mobility,” said Joerg Sommer, Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy. “We want to offer the most competitive suite of services for what we think is the most versatile and most fun-to-drive electric vehicle on the market.”