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Electric driving

Electric driving

The New World of Mobility

The “Powertrains of tomorrow” online special addresses the future of driving:

Test Bed for Electric Vehicles

Bosch is building a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in Singapore:

Driving a car without producing CO2, which is bad for the climate, is the aim the gradual transition from conventional internal combustion engines to battery-operated electric cars. Bosch already offers important components to this end.

Systems for hybrid vehicles: With this type of system, the electric drive takes over for the internal combustion engine in fuel-intensive driving situations such as starting or accelerating. With the strong hybrid, purely electric short trips in urban traffic can be taken. The hybrid draws the required energy from the integrated motor generator, and by recovering braking energy. CO2 savings compared with the internal combustion engine: up to 25 percent.

Systems for plug-in hybrids: These vehicles are equipped with an internal combustion engine and an electric motor. They can be operated either individually or simultaneously. The integrated lithium-ion battery is charged before the start of a trip, which gives vehicles a longer range than hybrids with motor generators. CO2 savings: 65 percent.

Systems for electric vehicles: For purely electric vehicles, Bosch offers electric motors and power electronics in addition to chargers, batteries, and regenerative braking systems. Electric vehicles are a milestone on the road to independence from fossil fuels, as they do not need any fuel and thus do not produce any CO2.

The feasibility of the electric car depends mainly on three factors: a range that meets most drivers’ everyday needs, an affordable battery price, and an adequate charging infrastructure. In all three areas, Bosch is cooperating with partners from industry and science to come up with promising solutions. Each year, the company spends some 400 million euros on its e-mobility research and development activities.