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Bolt, a provider of electric vehicle charging solutions, has launched the BOLT LITE EV charging socket.
According to the company, the socket was made in India and is compatible with all portable chargers. It also works with an existing AC power supply at the home. The socket is available at an initial price of Rs 2599.
According to the company, the Bolt Lite charging socket can be used with all EVs, including electric two-, three-, and four-wheelers. It does not need any additional infrastructure and can be installed in less than 30 minutes.
It provides dual-layer protection and an integrated MCB to automatically switch off electrical circuits in any abnormal condition, such as a short circuit or overload.
The energy meter also provides a bifurcation of energy consumed by the BOLT LITE charging socket and the power supply to the home via the BOLT app. It is IP65-certified and provides protection against oil, water, dust, and other non-corrosive material.
Mohit Yadav, Co-founder, of Bolt said, “A robust and pervasive charging infrastructure, both at home and in public spaces is key for rapid adoption of EVs in India. The current usage of a standard 15A socket to charge EVs at home can damage the vehicle, battery and charger due to uncontrolled charging, exposure to extreme temperatures or unexpected power surges.”
“Now with BOLT LITE, we are addressing the various challenges faced by a user while charging an EV at home and have designed an affordable solution which enables safe and smart charging at home,” he added.
India must have affordable, safe and smart EV charging solutions at home in order to reach its electrification goals. Safe EV chargers for home are not only convenient for charging their EVs, but they also increase confidence in those who might be interested in purchasing them.