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Bosch hybrid technology singled out once again Paul Pietsch Prize for new drive system in Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 New departure for automotive powertrain

  • PSA powertrain concept developed together with Bosch
  • Bosch supplies two electric motors, power electronics, and ECU
  • Fourth major international award since launch
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  • January 31, 2012
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This year’s Paul Pietsch Prize, an award that is highly regarded in the industry, goes to the French automaker PSA Peugeot-Citroën. In conferring this award, the high-caliber judges pay tribute to the diesel hybrid technol­ogy in the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4. The award is further recognition of the outstanding joint development efforts by PSA and Bosch engineers to improve vehicle efficiency.

Named for the race sport pioneer and co-founder of the German magazine “auto motor und sport,” this award has been presented every year since 1989 for especially innovative developments in the automotive field. The innovations are judged by the magazine’s editors in conjunction with 25 international partner magazines.

Bosch supplies the most important components for the electrical power­train of the 3008 Hybrid4, the world’s first passenger car to combine a diesel engine and electric motor. The two electric motors, one of which acts as a high-voltage generator, were developed in-house at Bosch and are manufactured at the Hildesheim plant. Bosch developed the extremely compact power electronics, comprising DC/DC converter, dual inverter, and integrated hybrid control unit, in close collaboration with PSA Peugeot-Citroën. Combining a diesel engine with an electric motor reduces fuel consumption by as much as 35 percent. In addition to this significant improvement in efficiency, having the front axle driven by the combustion engine and the rear axle by the electric motor results in four-wheel drive.

Further award for pioneering powertrain technology
Just two months ago, two PSA Group models featuring this technology won the “Green Steering Wheel” for the best automotive eco-innovation. This annual award is the green counterpart of the “Golden Steering Wheel” award presented by the German magazines “Auto Bild” and “Bild am Sonntag”. At the Equip’Auto trade fair in Paris in October, Bosch won a silver award in the “green tech” category for its part in developing axle-split technology. And as early as September 2011, the University of Duisburg-Essen’s “ÖkoGlobe” institute presented the French automaker with one of its “ÖkoGlobe 2011” awards in recognition of its innovative achievement of launching the world’s first diesel hybrid.

Mobility Solutions is the largest Bosch Group business sector. In 2015, its sales came to 41.7 billion euros, or 59 percent of total group sales. This makes the Bosch Group one of the leading automotive suppliers. The Mobility Solutions business sector combines the group’s expertise in three mobility domains – automation, electrification, and connectivity – and offers its customers integrated mobility solutions. Its main areas of activity are injection technology and powertrain peripherals for internal-combustion engines, diverse solutions for powertrain electrification, vehicle safety systems, driver-assistance and automated functions, technology for user-friendly infotainment as well as vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, repair-shop concepts, and technology and services for the automotive aftermarket. Bosch is synonymous with important automotive innovations, such as electronic engine management, the ESP anti-skid system, and common-rail diesel technology.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

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