PSA Peugeot Citroën and Robert Bosch GmbH- together for diesel hybrid technology image

PSA Peugeot Citroën and Robert Bosch GmbH have agreed on a strategic partnership for diesel hybrid technology. The recently signed agreement calls for Bosch to co-develop, industrialise and supply electric motors and power electronics for PSA Peugeot Citroën’s four-wheel-drive diesel hybrid powertrain.
Unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on the Peugeot Prologue and Citroën Hypnos concept cars, this innovative diesel hybrid technology will equip Peugeot and Citroën vehicles starting in 2011.
By choosing a core partner, PSA Peugeot Citroën is paving the way to rapid market introduction of hybrid diesel vehicles in Europe. Bosch, the world’s leading automobile equipment manufacturer, has been chosen to supply a number of components for this system. PSA Peugeot Citroën is usually sourcing its components from different suppliers.
As part of the agreement, 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 programme (ESP) to enhance energy recovery.