Bosch is leveraging its expertise to create a holistic ecosystem for electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in India.
Bosch has announced its plans to significantly increase the extent of localization of its electrified portfolio in India. The company has also showed its latest electric mobility solutions for the Indian market.
Bosch claims that it is set to soon offer end-to-end solutions including drive components and intelligent charging infrastructures, geared towards making electromobility a sustainable reality for vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators in India. The German company aims to provide scalable solutions from 0.25kW to 300kW across segments from two-wheeler to commercial vehicles to make powertrains more powerful and energy efficient.
“Thanks to the government’s drive, there is a growing demand for more efficient electric vehicles. Bosch strongly believes that its current and future portfolio of electromobility solutions will be one of the key contributing factors that lead to a dynamic ecosystem in the country”, said Soumitra Bhattacharya, president Bosch India Group.
To be able to respond to local requirements better, Bosch has set up a new ‘Agile Project House’ at its operations in India. The project house is working on prototype development and system integration to feasibly get electric vehicles and electromobility solutions on Indian streets. With this approach, Bosch is demonstrating its indigenously developed, fully electric high-voltage vehicle systems with the 400V, 85kW powertrain.
The company has also revealed its various e-mobility solutions for the industry. First up is the eAxle, which is a compact and cost-optimized electric drive solution for battery-driven electric vehicles and hybrid applications that range from 50kW to 300kW. It combines the electric motor, power electronics and transmission into a modular and scalable electric drive unit.
Then, there are advanced driver assistance systems like automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control using radar and ultrasound sensors along with ‘ESP iBooster’, which enables vacuum-free braking and significantly enhances the performance of dynamic braking functions like automatic emergency braking for electric vehicles. The iBooster also offers an adaptable pedal feel which can be customized based on drive modes or customer preferences.
In an industry first initiative, Bosch’s Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) is an all-in-one safety system for two-wheelers that provides safer braking over bends and optimized brake force distribution in every situation. It assists riders while braking and accelerating on straight roads as well as over curved ones. MSC achieves this without compromising on riding pleasure, claims Bosch.
Lastly, Bosch has a emergency call service that connects accident victims with the emergency response ecosystem in the shortest possible time. This critical safety feature has been operational since 2017 and aims to help accident victims in the golden hour by connecting hospitals, fire stations and police stations. It offers immense product differentiation for OEMs. Since 2017, Bosch has established strategic partnerships with key emergency service providers to provide critical emergency response across its network of 15+ Indian states.