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PSA Peugeot Citroen teams up with Bosch for diesel hybrid technology

ABR Staff Writer Published 12 December 2008

Diesel hybrid technology is part of PSA Peugeot Citroen's environmental strategy

France-based manufacturer of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles
PSA Peugeot Citroen and Robert Bosch 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 Citroen's
four-wheel-drive diesel hybrid powertrain. Unveiled at the Paris motor show on the Peugeot Prologue and Citroen Hypnos concept cars, this diesel hybrid technology will equip Peugeot and Citroen vehicles starting in 2011.


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 Citroen specifications the interface between the electric and electronic components, the antilock braking system and the electronic stability programme to enhance energy recovery.


Diesel hybrid technology is part of PSA Peugeot Citroën’s environmental strategy. PSA Peugeot Citroën is set to introduce hybrid diesel vehicles in Europe in partnership with Bosch. Bosch has been chosen the supplier of components for this particular system otherwise PSA Peugeot Citroën usually sources its components from different suppliers.


Bosch said that this stronger collaboration between the partners' engineering and design teams will optimise the hybrid powertrain's operation while speeding the acquisition of mutual expertise in this area, which is expected to expand rapidly in the next few years.