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Bosch takes over electric motor manufacturer EM-motive - Photo: Bosch

Bosch - system solutions for electromobility

For the manufacturer Bosch, the future lies in electromobility. For the manufacturer Bosch, the future lies in electromobility. The trend towards electrification of the powertrain enables Bosch to conquer the heart of the automotive industry. With the previously presented eAxle axle drive system, the transmission, e-machine and power electronics are combined in one housing. By reducing the number of connectors, cables, seals and bearings in production, the drive train becomes cheaper and more efficient. The system can be scaled to the requirements of the vehicle manufacturer.


The electric axle drive system (eAxle) from Bosch combines transmission, e-machine and power electronics in a compact housing. - Photo: Bosch

The Bosch Group is an international technology and service company with, according to its own information, 410.000 employees worldwide and, according to preliminary figures, achieved sales of 77,9 billion euros in fiscal year 2018. The Mobility Solutions division is a division that acts as a solution provider in cooperation with developed new system solutions for automobile manufacturers. The company's electric motors are found in vehicles from Daimler, Porsche, Fiat, Volvo as well as Peugeot and StreetScooter. With the complete takeover of the electric motor manufacturer EM-motive at the beginning of 2019, another step was taken on the way to a leading position in electric mobility. In a short interview with Joern Ebberg, spokesman for Mobility Solutions at Robert Bosch GmbH, we take a look at new developments in the field of electromobility.

The electric axle drive system (eAxle) from Bosch combines transmission, e-machine and power electronics in a compact housing. - Photo: Bosch
The Bosch Group is an international technology and service company that, according to its own information, employs 410.000 people worldwide and, according to preliminary figures, will generate sales of 77,9 billion euros in fiscal year 2018. The Mobility Solutions division is a company division that, as a solution provider, develops new system solutions in cooperation with automobile manufacturers. The company's electric motors are found in vehicles from Daimler, Porsche, Fiat, Volvo as well as Peugeot and StreetScooter. With the complete takeover of the electric motor manufacturer EM-motive at the beginning of 2019, another step was taken on the way to a leading position in electric mobility. In a short interview with Joern Ebberg, spokesman for Mobility Solutions at Robert Bosch GmbH, we take a look at new developments in the field of electromobility.

Interview with Joern Ebberg

gcm: According to Dr.-Ing. Stefan Hartung will be the market leader in the mass market for electromobility from 2020. Which developments in the field of mobility solutions should contribute to this in the coming months?

Joern Ebberg: Bosch has been using its knowledge and high levels of financial resources to promote electromobility for years. Bosch sees the key to market leadership in electromobility in a comprehensive system approach. Customers benefit from Bosch's expertise in intelligently connecting all components in the drive train. This broad system know-how is a unique selling point. The Bosch portfolio includes the key components of the electric drive such as the electric motor, power electronics and battery management systems.

gcm: The focus of potential buyers of electric cars is on increasing the range in the electromobility sector. What innovations will Bosch bring to market in the next few years?

Joern Ebberg: In order to further increase the range of electric vehicles, Bosch has been working for years on improving the energy efficiency of individual components as well as the overall system. Electric motors and the electric axle drive from Bosch are already the benchmarks for energy efficiency. The intelligent interaction of all components of the drive train is important. Because: The less electricity the engine and the like consume, the longer the battery charge will last and the further the car will drive. To this end, Bosch developers are working on new generations of electric motors, inverters and battery systems. Advanced thermal management systems can increase the range of electric vehicles by up to 20 percent. Specialized battery management systems also enable batteries to be optimally controlled. In this way, the efficiency of individual cells can be increased further.

gcm: With the presentation of the numerous new electric cars and buses at the IAA 2019, electric mobility will continue to establish itself on the market. Will Bosch be found under the hood of all e-cars in the future?

Joern Ebberg: Today at Bosch there is the catchphrase “No car without Bosch”. In future we will also say: “No electric car without Bosch”. Whether you look under the hood in Asia, Europe or North America, you will always find the anchor.

gcm: Thank you very much, Mr. Ebberg.

Addendum

green car magazine - Interview February 2019.

Cover picture: Bosch takes over electric motor manufacturer EM-motive - Photo: Bosch

Joern Ebberg is the spokesperson for Mobility Solutions at Robert Bosch GmbH.

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