Comprehensive portfolio and extensive expertise
When working with automakers, Bosch brings to the table not only its comprehensive lineup of technology and services, but also extensive experience and wide-ranging expertise in all areas of automotive technology. Bosch can call on more than 40 years of experience in developing hybrid drives and offers a wide portfolio of components for hybrid and electric vehicles. This includes power electronics, electric motors, batteries, and regenerative braking systems.
Systems competence and comprehensive know-how
Bosch provides holistic systems competence for hybrid and electric vehicle powertrain systems. As a system provider, Bosch knows exactly what technical demands are placed on the various components and is intimately familiar with the technical relationships and dependencies within the system as a whole. This knowledge allows Bosch to put individual components together to form a functioning whole while getting the most out of the system.
Driving innovation and technology
As the innovation driver and technology leader in the industry, Bosch develops electric drive systems and introduces technical innovation to large-volume production contexts. Its absolute commitment to research and development helps equip vehicles with innovative technology. The world’s first parallel strong hybrid vehicle entered series production in 2010, featuring a Bosch electric drive. The parallel strong hybrid offers the advantage of simple integration of hybrid components into existing vehicle systems. In 2011, the world’s first axle-split hybrid system was put into production, offering an electric all-wheel drive system.
Ensuring quality and reliability
The quality and reliability of Bosch technology are crucial in bringing technologically sophisticated vehicles with electric drive systems to market. Highly robust and durable, the systems for hybrid and electric vehicles are designed to last for the vehicle’s entire service life. The high quality of these systems is based on Bosch's longstanding experience from developing and producing generators, starters, and control units.
Bosch has experts in hybrid and electric vehicles close to its customers around the globe. This proximity to automakers facilitates close, flexible collaboration, saves time, and helps reduce costs. Bosch has a local presence in the European, Chinese, Japanese and North American markets with experts on hand for powertrain electrification.
As a partner for systems and components in hybrid and electric vehicles, Bosch supports automakers’ activities end to end, from designing new vehicle concepts and development to series production and vehicle servicing. Future product and system generations are being defined in collaboration with automakers. Bosch offers customized solutions as well as standard components.