Bosch remains at the forefront of many technologies, such as common-rail diesel and gasoline systems, as well as Start/Stop systems, which help to reduce vehicle emissions and increase fuel efficiency without sacrificing overall performance.
Following the launch of the 2013 SMMT New Car CO2 report, by 2015 the average fuel economy of a new car could be up to up to 20 percent better, cutting motorists’ fuel bills thanks to advances in powertrain technologies. Bosch delivers the innovations to make this a reality.
These technologies include more efficient fuel injection systems, downsized engines, turbocharging and systems that temporarily switch the engine off when the vehicle is stationary.
Motorists with new vehicles already profit substantially from these technologies, enjoying reduced fuel consumption and improved CO2 emission and Bosch still sees potential for greater savings. In 2015, new technologies could be saving the average motorist driving 12,000 miles per year up to £250**.
Many of these low carbon technologies being developed by Bosch contribute towards environmental protection. Improvements in fuel economy could lead to 37 percent of new cars in 2015 emitting below 100g/km CO2. New cars in 2015 could emit half a tonne less CO2 per year than today’s average models.
For all new cars today, total annual CO2 emissions are estimated to be approximately 5.2 million tonnes. Within the next 3 years, this figure could drop to 4.4 million tonnes – reducing the UK’s CO2 output by almost 800,000 tonnes.
Bosch is the world’s leading manufacturer of diesel injection systems and also pioneered gasoline direct injection technology for passenger cars over 60 years ago.