CO₂ in focus
The electric drive – the key to reaching the 95-gram target
There are currently more than a billion vehicles on the world’s streets. According to experts, the figure is likely to double by 2030. For this reason, industry must focus its efforts on significantly reducing emissions, especially CO₂. For decades, Bosch has continuously developed components to make the internal combustion engine ever more efficient. And the company aims to reduce the fuel consumption of modern gasoline and diesel engines even further, by up to 20 percent. In addition to this, Bosch spends around 400 million euros each year on driving e-mobility forward.
Thanks to efficient engines, catalytic converters, and particle filters, emissions have been significantly decreased since 1995. Despite this, the European Union’s emissions targets mean that e-mobility must continue to progress. By 2020, the average CO₂ emissions of new vehicles will be limited to 95 g/km.
Especially for large vehicles and SUVs, a significant reduction of CO₂ emissions can only be achieved if efficient internal combustion engines are supported with electric motors. Some of these high-voltage hybrids are already capable of driving short distances purely electrically. A number of premium hybrid vehicle models are equipped with Bosch components, among them Porsche and Mercedes vehicles, as well as the BMW i3 with Range Extender.