ROBERT BOSCH S.A
37, Erhias Street
19 400, Koropi
Τελ. +30 210 570 1200
Networked infrastructure for electric vehicles
Bosch Software Innovations develops software and hardware solutions for an efficient network of charging and communication infrastructure for electromobility.
Today eMobility Solution enables all infrastructure service providers to establish the future market places for electromobility and to continually improve their business models.
Bosch hybrid powertrains
Hybrid-drive vehicles can already be seen on the roads today. The hybrid represents an important technological bridge to the all-electric drive.
The market for hybrid drive systems is gradually taking off. The hybrid represents an important technological bridge to all-electric vehicles. It combines an internal-combustion engine and an electric motor. The electric motor relieves the strain on the internal-combustion engine, particularly in situations requiring above-average fuel consumption, for example when driving off and accelerating. Bosch currently offers two full hybrid systems: the parallel full hybrid, and the axle-split hybrid. Using a boost function, both assist the internal-combustion engine in certain driving situations. This means that it will be possible in future to design smaller gasoline and diesel engines. Fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced by between 25 and 30 percent. Hybrids featuring Bosch technology can already be seen on the roads today. Series production of the hybrid variants for the Volkswagen Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne S began in 2010. Both models have been designed for the first time as parallel full hybrids. In addition to central components such as power electronics and electric motor, Bosch also supplies the “brain” for the system, the Motronic engine management system. This controls when the electric motor, the internal combustion engine, or both together should be in operation. One system of particular interest is the plug-in hybrid. In terms of construction, it is similar to the other designs, but it can be charged from any household socket, and features a battery with greater capacity. This increases the distance that can be driven using only electricity to around 40 kilometers for each battery charge. What’s more, thanks to the internal combustion engine on board, plug-in hybrids can also cover long distances – for example, when going on holiday.