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EPA investigation of VW in the U.S.

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  • September 24, 2015
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For the VW models named in the reports, Bosch supplied the common-rail injection system as well as the supply and dosing module for exhaust-gas treatment.

As is usual in the automotive supply industry, Bosch supplies these components to the automaker’s specifications. How these components are calibrated and integrated into complete vehicle systems is fundamentally the responsibility of each automaker.

The current issue is not fundamentally about diesel. On the contrary, in combustion-engine engineering, modern diesel technology is the best principle, resulting in the lowest pollutant emissions. Modern diesel powertrains are indispensable for achieving European greenhouse-gas emissions targets. The diesel means protection for both the environment and the consumer.

Bosch develops injection and exhaust-gas treatment systems that can reduce emissions in every driving situation and operating mode – also at high speeds and when accelerating hard. Diesel remains a key technology for achieving global CO2 targets. Most importantly, Bosch believes that there is potential to further reduce the CO2 emissions from diesel engines by as much as 15 percent.

There is also significant potential for further reducing nitrogen-oxide emissions from diesel vehicles. For example, Bosch’s Denoxtronic allows a reduction of up to 95 percent, also in conditions not covered by the official driving cycle tests. Bosch remains committed to the diesel.

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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.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI9081 - September 24, 2015

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