Bosch plugs in ‘largest pan-European EV charging network’

A new app offers access to a network made up of around 150,000 charging points spread across 16 European countries

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Bosch has launched an app offering electric vehicle (EV) drivers access to what claims to be the ‘largest pan-European network’ of about 150,000 charging points, spread across 16 European countries.

The ‘Charge my EV’ app, which includes more than 27,500 charging spots in Germany, provides drivers with a navigation system of recommended routes, which can be adapted to personal preferences like for example proximity to restaurants or with free wi-fi.

Users of the app can also have purchases delivered directly to the charging spot and redeem coupons in restaurants and shopping malls.

The new solution also aims to make payment simpler and provides users with a monthly statement of recharging costs.

The company says it has built the network by using methods such as roaming to connect the charge spots.

Elmar Pritsch, President of the Connected Mobility Solutions Division of Robert Bosch GmbH, said: “With our recharging services, we are developing a universal key to one of the biggest pan-European recharging networks.

“In doing so, we are making electromobility even more viable.”

The German hardware giant committed to expanding the charging network to 200,000 points by the end of 2020.