A Home Use EV Charging Socket Has Been Launched by BOLT

Rithika Biswas
Rithika Biswas October 20, 2022
Updated 2022/10/20 at 7:46 PM

Previously Bolt launched its very own Electric Vehicle (EV) solution and now they have brought to the market a home EV charging socket. The company states that its socket is compatible with all portable chargers available with any EV and an AC power supply. The introductory price of this ingenious socket is Rs 2599/-

These made-in-India EV sockets are said to be safe, smart and affordable out of all of what’s present in the international market. In the company states, it says that the socket is compatible with two, three and four-wheeler vehicles, without the need for any extra infrastructure which can be installed in under 30 minutes with very little to no maintenance. 

BOLT introduces smart EV charging socket for home

They come with dual-layer protection with their MCB automatically switching off electric circuits in abnormal conditions – like a short circuit or a power overload. As per MRTH or Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, there are over 1.3 million EVs on the roads of India since the August of 2022. EV sales have risen considerably this year by almost 3 times that of what it was in the Financial Year of 2020-21. 

A goal has been set to achieve sale penetration of electronic vehicles in private cars by 30%, commercial vehicles by 70% and two and three-wheelers going up to 80% by the year 2030. If India strives to achieve this, then she needs smart, safe and affordable EV charging solutions which work at home. At-home EV charges provide clients with convenience and a confidence boost of being able to handle such a vehicle for the ones who plan on getting one making the sales go higher than before. 

Bolt launches new EV charging socket at introductory price of Rs 2599 | The  Financial Express

At-home plug-in charge makes it all the more comfortable and it’s what’s in demand by 80% of EV owners. All one needs to charge their Electronic Vehicle at home is a 15A charging socket. It’s comfortable, quick, reliable, low on cost & eco-friendly. However, just like any other product, these too have downsides to them. EV charging sockets don’t come with direct safety protocols or other monitoring features. They are definitely not recommended for long-term usage. One needs to keep in mind that unsafe charging might lead to sudden power surges which might result in damage to the EV battery. 

All the news reports on ‘EV batteries bursting out in flames’ have been due to negligence on the part of the user and not knowing how to charge the vehicle safely. Electric Vehicle users may also face power theft, unidentified energy consumption or access control when using a shared parking space. 

What to Consider When Buying and Installing a Home Electric Vehicle Charging  Station | Greentech Media

This is where Bolt Lite comes in. This device has been engineered in a way to address all issues at hand, providing consumers with a safe and affordable charging solution. Bolt Lite has been reported to be compatible with two, three and four-wheelers without the need for external infrastructure. The smart energy meter installed in the Bolt lite charging socket provides a bifurcation for the energy consumed by the socket vs to power supply of the home, or the facility. This can be monitored by the Bolt Lite app. 

Bote Lite has been IP65 certified and hence entails complete dust, oil, water and corrosive materials protection along with the term to endure all kinds of abrasive weather. Bolt Lite comes with an efficient power transfer bank with the added aid of fast charging, ensuring overnight charging. It’s India’s first smart charging socket to come which is loT enabled, ensuring connection amongst all users across the country. One of its perks entails an energy calculator to monitor power consumption, which in turn gives the consumer a lifetime of passive income. 

FAQ: How to set up a community EV charging station in your apartment  complex - Citizen Matters, Bengaluru

Users can now switch the device status between ‘Public’ and ‘Private’, where the public charging sockets are open to everyone while Private is just meant for personal use without the need for the internet or Bolt app. These public sockets are up for booking on the Bolt app. With the app in tow, one can easily switch between Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Wi-Fi communication. 

BOLT LITE can be ordered via the BOLT website, any of BOLT’s channel partners or dealers/distributors. Over 25 OEMs have partnered with Bolt globally, including 7 of the top ten OEMs in India to build an electric vehicle ecosystem that is smart, safe, and connected.


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