Bosch Mobility Experience
by Fabian Mechtel, automotive blogger
Reading time: 10 minutes
The influencer, blogger, and self-proclaimed “old-school car guy” Fabian Mechtel visited the “Bosch Mobility Experience” 2017 (#BoschME) in Boxberg, Germany. Electric vehicles are a crucial part of Bosch’s vision for the future of mobility — what are Fabian’s impressions?
A guest contribution.
In my blog, I write about trends and technology in the mobility industry. So an invitation to the “Bosch Mobility Experience” was really intriguing. I was eager to see how Bosch is turning the vision of future urban mobility into reality. And I wasn’t disappointed.
Not only did I get to know the people behind the tech, who gave me a deep-dive into things like the workings of the Bosch electric axle, I also took a seat in the experimental all-electric Audi Q5. Check out my video clip:
Power always works for me. And having 350 electric kilowatts and 8000 instant newton meters to play with adds up to a memorable experience. But hypercar-like acceleration and the ability to turn on the spot (even if the surface is icy!) are really just a sideshow. Bosch is primarily using the Audi Q5 prototype as a testbed for integrating its new e-axle. Combining motor, power electronics, and transmission in one housing, it’s one amazing package!
Bosch is all about innovative strength and ingenuity. It uses them to deliver scalable, intelligent powertrains for zero-emissions urban mobility — powertrains that feature in Europe’s largest electric-vehicle fleet, used by the German company Deutsche Post DHL, or eScooters.
Bosch has developed an integrated system especially for urban mobility. Featuring a motor, control unit, battery, charger, display, and app, it can be used in two-, three-, and four-wheelers. These no-nonsense, customized solutions are a clever way to make transportation sustainable and cost-efficient.
When it comes to future mobility, Bosch really is a driving force. It was great to get a chance to see what its engineers are up to. But don’t just take my word for it. Check out the #BoschME hashtag on Facebook and Twitter!
At a glance
Blogger Fabian Mechtel covers innovative e-mobility concepts at the Bosch Mobility Experience event in Boxberg, Germany. From the e-axle to e-scooters, his videos are a must for all techies.