For a Daybreak Service Conveyance Emporium update, we turn to Green Car Congress for more news about a $300-400M investment over 5 years by Bosch and Samsung to develop lithium ion batteries for traction applications. More evidence of significant market decisions in Europe and Asia.
Bosch has been working on electrical drive technologies for the automobile for more than 30 years. The company has already built up a broad portfolio of components, including electric motors, power electronics, and DC/DC converters.
Bosch’s current main focus is the concept of the parallel hybrid, whose modular components can be customized to suit the requirements of individual OEMs and their models.
The company has already taken its first orders for both gasoline and diesel hybrids. Besides mild and strong hybrid concepts, Bosch also offers simpler methods for innovative start-stop technologies and the recovery of braking energy via the alternator. Bosch has pooled the expertise of roughly 370 of its employees from a wide range of divisions in a Hybrid project unit, whose purpose is to develop and market hybrid and electrical drives.