Bosch launches new electric vehicle powertrain for light commercial vehicles

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Bosch has launched an electric powertrain that is suitable for a wide range of delivery vehicles – targeted at last-mile deliveries from distribution centers to final recipients. A delivery journey that is typified by stop-and-go in traffic, an electrified powertrain can be a suitable solution given the opportunity for energy recuperation during braking. With most delivery routes tending to cover less than 80km (50 miles), a single-charge of an electrified powertrain should be sufficient to cover a full day of operation. The first vehicle with the new electric powertrain will launch in 2019.

Bosch launches new electric vehicle powertrain for light commercial vehicles

There are two versions of Bosch’s eCityTruck powertrain – one with a powertrain and one without. The two solutions can be scaled for light commercial vehicles up to 7.5 metric tons, which covers a large proportion of the commercial vehicle market.

Bosch launches new electric vehicle powertrain for light commercial vehicles

Bosch has taken multiple components (such as the electric motor and power electronics) and combined them within a single module – economizing on parts, increasing efficiency and lowering cost.

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