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Bosch is reacting to current market requirements with its expanded range of batteries

Heiderose Dreiner

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New “Eco Line” battery range for passenger cars; new additions for two-wheeler and truck batteries

  • Eco Line starter batteries for solutions in line with the vehicle’s fair market value – ideal in a tough economic climate
  • Two-wheeler batteries now “factory-activated” for greater convenience and ease of commissioning
  • Bosch TA AGM commercial-vehicle battery for high energy requirements in demanding long-haul operations

Karlsruhe – Bosch is reacting to current market developments and new statutory requirements by expanding its already wide range of starter batteries for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, powered two-wheelers, and recreational vehicles like motor homes and motorboats.

Eco Line range offers a solution in line with a vehicle’s fair market value

In tough economic climates, the new Eco Line range of batteries for passenger cars represents both an expansion of the previous range of batteries and also a solution that is in line with the fair market value of older vehicles while upholding Bosch’s high quality standards. The batteries in Bosch’s new Eco Line range have also been designed for vehicles with start/stop systems. As a result, Bosch’s Eco Line offers a high-quality solution for the majority of vehicles in Europe. After its introduction in Germany, Eco Line will also be rolled out to other markets.

M4 and M6 two-wheeler batteries will be “factory-activated” in future

Bosch has made commissioning the M4 and M6 two-wheeler batteries simpler, safer, and more convenient for customers. In future, the batteries will be sold “factory-activated” – in other words, prefilled and activated at the plant. This will mean that the batteries are ready for immediate operation without needing to be filled from the acid pack provided before being put into service, as was previously the case. By making this change, Bosch is responding to a new EU regulation fundamentally prohibiting acid from being sold separately to consumers for safety reasons. The lead–acid two-wheeler batteries will be available for the start of the new 2021 season. In addition, the M Li-ion two-wheeler battery remains in the portfolio. The ultra-light, extremely powerful two-wheeler battery with lithium-ion technology offers a service life that is four times longer than conventional lead–acid batteries, making it synonymous with pure driving fun, great dynamics, and safety. Bosch therefore expects that the market reception for the M Li-ion battery will continue to be positive.

TA AGM starter battery for powerful commercial vehicles

Since early 2020, Bosch’s product range has also included the ultra-high-performance TA AGM 12-volt commercial-vehicle starter battery that can satisfy the tougher requirements of today’s long-haul transportation. The TA AGM is the most powerful commercial-vehicle battery that Bosch has to offer. It reliably supplies energy to numerous electrical consumers, including parking cooler and parking heater. (See also Bosch’s press release on the TA AGM link to the press portal

Contact person for readers:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Automotive Aftermarket
Customer Support
Tel. +49 391 832-29671
Email: Kundenberatung.Kfz-Technik@de.bosch.com

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with modern diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. About 14,000 associates in more than 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 15,000 workshops, and more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch-automotive-aftermarket.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). The company generated sales of 77.7 billion euros in 2019. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs some 72,600 associates in research and development at 126 locations across the globe, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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