The Bosch powertrain mix — for lower emissions and better air quality
Wherever people drive — through the city, in the great outdoors at the weekend, or on a road trip — their mobility needs are individual and diverse. And the spectrum of powertrain solutions has to match those needs.
As one of the world’s biggest automotive suppliers, Bosch stands for technology neutrality and offers automakers a broad portfolio of innovative powertrain systems: from combustion engines and electric motors to fuel cells.
When Bosch sets its mind to something, it gets done. We made all our locations worldwide carbon neutral within a year, and we’re applying the same resolve to making powertrain technologies efficient. The aim is to achieve individual and affordable mobility that has minimum impact on global warming and the environment.
Through the city by electric car
Battery-powered cars featuring Bosch technology are not only fun to drive, but emissions-free as well. One of the efficient Bosch solutions making this possible is for example the eAxle.
For more range, the compact all-in-one solution combines power electronics, an electric motor, and transmission to form a single drivetrain unit. Since the drivetrain can deliver between 50 and 300 kW of power, even large vehicles can be driven purely electrically.
Efficient on frequent long journeys
Bosch has taken the interplay of efficient diesel engines and modern exhaust-gas treatment systems to a new level. The nitrogen-oxide emissions of the latest diesel engines are so low that they have practically zero direct effect on the ambient air — even in an urban environment. In modern diesel engines, air quality and low fuel consumption go hand in hand.
The solution for occasional long journeys
The gasoline engine is the world’s most common powertrain system. For more than 65 years Bosch has been developing components and systems solutions ranging from fuel supply to exhaust-gas treatment.
Direct injection and intake-manifold injection are just two of the many systems solutions. Whether alone or in combination, all gasoline injection systems ensure that fuel is burned efficiently and emits less CO2, and in this way help automakers achieve climate goals.
A flexible all-rounder
Hybrids powertrains have two hearts. Bosch components combine the best of both worlds: the electric motor with zero local emissions and an advanced combustion engine. This makes this powertrain an ecological and efficient solution, not only for urban driving, but also for longer journeys. By reducing fuel consumption, the hybrid engine also emits less CO2.
From electric heavy trucks to last-mile deliveries
This silent powertrain is fueled by hydrogen — ideally hydrogen produced using renewable energy. In the fuel cell, this hydrogen is converted into electrical energy for the vehicle’s electric motor. All that comes out of the tailpipe is water — there are zero local CO2 emissions.
This powertrain is suitable for both urban driving and for journeys running into hundreds of kilometers a day. Bosch’s innovative fuel-cell technology is being developed for heavy trucks, and there are plans to use it in passenger cars in the future.
An extra boost, on-road and off
Bosch e-bike components give cyclists an extra boost, for more fun and a clear environmental conscience. Whatever the need and type of bicycle — whether commuting, trekking, cargo, or mountain bike — Bosch has the perfect drive unit. Innovative technology makes the riding experience particularly smooth. A multisensor concept measures torque, speed, and acceleration over 1,000 times a second to ensure harmony between e-bike and rider.
Renewable synthetic fuels for climate action
The electric mobility that is just now gaining momentum is only as emissions-free as the electricity used to charge the battery. In addition, around half the vehicles that will be on our roads in 2030 have already been sold — the majority of them with gasoline or diesel engines. Legacy vehicles can and must also make a contribution to CO₂ reduction — and one way of achieving this is with renewable synthetic fuels (RSF).
The ingredients for climate-neutral renewable synthetic fuels are simple: CO₂ from the ambient air and electricity and hydrogen (H₂) generated from renewable sources. Whether for trucks, cars, aircraft, or ships, the new fuels can make combustion engines CO₂ neutral and play a major part in combating climate change.