9 December 2008
PSA Peugeot Citroën and Robert Bosch GmbH announced a strategic partnership for diesel hybrid technology. A recent agreement calls for Bosch to co-develop, industrialize and supply electric motors and power electronics for PSA Peugeot Citroën’s four-wheel-drive diesel hybrid powertrain. The diesel hybrid technology, unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on the Peugeot Prologue and Citroën Hypnos concept cars, will equip Peugeot and Citroën vehicles starting in 2011.
Bosch will supply the rear electric motor, the front-mounted high voltage alternator and the power electronics that will control them. In addition, Bosch will deliver to PSA Peugeot Citroën specifications the interface between the electric and electronic components, the antilock braking system (ABS) and the electronic stability program (ESP) to enhance energy recovery.
Diesel hybrid technology is a key focus of PSA Peugeot Citroën’s environmental strategy to lower CO2 emissions. PSA also said it hopes that this agreement will strengthen the European hybrid technology industry.