Consumers now have some real choices for deals on electric vehicle chargers, whether exploring options through Home Depot, setting up an all-in-one package when buying their EV or going with Bosch for the cheapest Level 2 home charging station on the market.

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions is now offering Power Max, the automotive industry's first EV charging station that costs less than $450, about half the cost of other 240-volt units currently on the market.

Bosch used its expertise and experience in home appliances and automotive solutions when designing the Bosh Power Max, which is UL-certified in both the US and Canada. Formerly called SPX Service Solutions, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has supplied more than 16,000 EV charging stations and had made more than 6,000 installations including the SPX Power Xpress.

Power Max has been designed to work with all the EVs on the market, and comes in 16 amp and 30 amp configurations. Features include no-touch operation to simply the process from plugging in to walking away; NEMA 3R enclosure for both indoor and outdoor applications; visible LED indicator for gauging charging status; and a hardwired on/off switch to completely shut off power to the unit when needed. Bosch is taking orders now and will begin shipping in early June.