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the powertrain

Powertrain systems and electrified mobility

The world faces enormous challenges when it comes to energy and climate change. Energy-efficient powertrain systems are a key solution for mastering these challenges. Optimized internal combustion engines and electric drive systems also have a role to play. That’s why Bosch continues to develop and improve both types of powertrain. Using state-of-the-art injection systems as well as hybrid and all-electric drives, mobility becomes more efficient, economical, and dynamic – and more fun.

Bosch’s commitment to innovative powertrain systems and electrified mobility

Powertrain systems for combustion engines

Combustion engines will remain the most widespread powertrain system for the foreseeable future. They are very reliable and can cover long distances. Innovations can make them even better: Bosch is developing solutions that make combustion engines more efficient, more economical, and eco-friendlier.

Hybrid systems

Hybrid systems integrate the advantages of fuel-saving injection systems with electric powertrains, which can boost a combustion engine as needed. The wide selection of powertrain solutions from Bosch range from low-voltage entry-level hybrid systems to powerful high-voltage and plug-in systems.

All-electric powertrain systems

Vehicles equipped with Bosch electric powertrains are eco-friendly, quiet, and highly efficient. They also offer an extremely dynamic and enjoyable drive. The wide range of Bosch powertrains includes systems for passenger cars, light trucks, light electric vehicles, e-scooters and e-bikes.

Connecting the charging infrastructure for e-mobility

Bosch creates the software platforms needed to interconnect charging stations, vehicles, providers of mobility services, and users. These platforms make it easy to find, reserve, and pay for charging stations online. This also paves the way for new services and business models.

Powertrain systems for combustion engines
Hybrid systems
All-electric powertrain systems
Connecting the charging infrastructure for e-mobility
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Powertrain systems for combustion engines

Combustion engines will remain the most widespread powertrain system for the foreseeable future. They are very reliable and can cover long distances. Innovations can make them even better: Bosch is developing solutions that make combustion engines more efficient, more economical, and eco-friendlier.

Hybrid systems

Hybrid systems integrate the advantages of fuel-saving injection systems with electric powertrains, which can boost a combustion engine as needed. The wide selection of powertrain solutions from Bosch range from low-voltage entry-level hybrid systems to powerful high-voltage and plug-in systems.

All-electric powertrain systems

Vehicles equipped with Bosch electric powertrains are eco-friendly, quiet, and highly efficient. They also offer an extremely dynamic and enjoyable drive. The wide range of Bosch powertrains includes systems for passenger cars, light trucks, light electric vehicles, e-scooters and e-bikes.

Connecting the charging infrastructure for e-mobility

Bosch creates the software platforms needed to interconnect charging stations, vehicles, providers of mobility services, and users. These platforms make it easy to find, reserve, and pay for charging stations online. This also paves the way for new services and business models.

Why Bosch is a strong partner for powertrains

When it comes to powertrains, Bosch customers and partners benefit not only from outstanding technologies, like fuel-injection systems and ECUs, but also from the unique combination of Bosch’s special strengths and competencies. These include a comprehensive product portfolio and extensive expertise on all types of powertrain solutions and other systems. This makes Bosch the preferred partner for powertrain systems and electrified mobility.

Close cooperation from development to replacement parts

Reliable partnership  The comprehensive Bosch service portfolio and the company’s commitment throughout the product life cycle make Bosch a strong partner for drive systems and e-mobility. Bosch is also active as a partner for hardware, software, and system solutions in the early stages of development. Global logistics and mass production ensure fast delivery. And when Bosch technology is in use, the company supports its customers and users with replacement parts and services around the world.

Higher value and lower costs with Bosch drive technology

Quality and reliability  Bosch technology has been tried and tested millions of times in all types of drive system and plays a major role in bringing high-quality vehicles to the market. Its outstanding quality increases the value of vehicles and reduces running costs. Bosch draws on its decades of experience in development and manufacturing to come up with new solutions for e-mobility, and this leads to the high standard in innovative developments the company achieves.

Continuously improving all drive systems

Innovative strength and speed  Bosch aims to develop innovations for all types of drive systems. In 2015, the company invested about nine percent of its sales on research and development. Bosch continuously improves system technology for the internal combustion engine, all the while driving e-mobility forward. Thanks to its innovative strength, Bosch can quickly make new solutions ready for high-volume markets. High volumes make low prices possible.

Maximum system utilization through complete connected solutions

Systems and connectivity expertise  Bosch offers comprehensive solutions for drive systems and e-mobility. Its knowledge of the exact technical requirements of components allows Bosch to combine these in the best possible manner to create a complete system. By connecting components and subsystems to optimum effect, a high level of energy efficiency can be achieved. Bosch system solutions not only connect components in the vehicle, they also connect vehicles to business ecosystems.

Synergies in the development and manufacture of drive systems and e-mobility technology

Comprehensive portfolio and extensive expertise for vehicles, infrastructure, and services  Bosch supports the development of drive systems and e-mobility with hardware, software, connectivity, and services. This comprehensive approach, the combination of different technologies, and optimal system integration enable the best possible system utilization. Synergies from the portfolio and specialist knowledge enable rapid market success.

Local drive solutions and short distances to all customers

Global presence  Bosch is close to its customers around the world, with activities in some 150 countries. This means that distances are short and the company can cooperate closely and flexibly with its customers. What is more, the company’s global presence also means it can make use of global supply chains. Thanks to its decades of local experience, Bosch knows the specific requirements and trends in individual markets and can respond to particularities accordingly – for instance with innovative drive solutions for large cities.