January 31, 2012

Bosch hybrid technology singled out once again; Paul Pietsch Prize for new drive system in Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4

This year’s Paul Pietsch Prize, an award that is highly regarded in the industry, goes to the French automaker PSA Peugeot-Citroen. In conferring this award, the high-caliber judges pay tribute to the diesel hybrid technology in the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4. The award is further recognition of the
outstanding joint development efforts by PSA and Bosch engineers to improve vehicle efficiency.

Named for the race sport pioneer and co-founder of the German magazine 'auto motor und sport', this award has been presented every year since 1989 for especially innovative developments in the automotive field. The innovations are judged by the magazine’s editors in conjunction with 25 international partner magazines.

Bosch supplies the most important components for the electrical power-train of the 3008 Hybrid4, the world’s first passenger car to combine a diesel engine and electric motor. The two electric motors, one of which acts as a high-voltage generator, were developed in-house at Bosch and are manufactured at the Hildesheim plant.

Bosch developed the extremely compact power electronics, comprising DC/DC converter, dual inverter, and integrated hybrid control unit, in close collaboration with PSA Peugeot-Citroen. Combining a diesel engine with an electric motor reduces fuel consumption by as much as 35 percent. In addition to this significant improvement in efficiency, having the front axle driven by the combustion engine and the rear axle by the electric motor results in four-wheel drive.


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