Bosch Claims It Can Save Diesel Engines Thanks To A New Breakthrough

Bosch was one of the key players in Volkswagen’s dieselgate scandal and the company eventually paid $327.5 million for its involvement. While the company never admitted wrongdoing, it’s now claiming to have found a way to save the diesel engine.

Speaking at the company’s annual press conference, Bosch CEO Dr. Volkmar Denner said “There’s a future for diesel” for as the company has discovered a “decisive breakthrough in diesel technology.” He went on to say the new technology enables diesel-powered vehicles to have nitrogen oxide emissions as low as 13 mg per kilometer. This is significantly less than the current limit of 168 mg per km and the 2020 limit of 120 mg per km.

Details are limited but the company credits the low emissions to a “combination of advanced fuel-injection technology, a newly developed air management system and [an] intelligent temperature management [system].” The supplier went on to say the low emissions were achieved by refining existing technologies and there is no need for additional components which would drive up costs. Furthermore, the changes “do not significantly impact” fuel consumption.

Denner said “Bosch is pushing the boundaries of what is technically feasible” and models equipped with the latest technology would be affordable despite being classified as low-emission vehicles. He went onto say the company firmly believes diesel engines will continue to play an important role in the future of mobility until electromobility breaks through to the mass market.

Bosch went on say the technology is based on components that are already available so it can be incorporated into projects effective immediately. The company’s CEO also called for more transparency over CO2 emissions, particularly for electric vehicles, as this would provide drivers with a “more realistic picture of the impact of this form of mobility on the climate.”

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  • Christian

    just killed it already… If you want to go far, you buy a big fat V8 or V12..

  • Autoexperte

    Bosch built the cheat device… no words

  • S3XY

    Lol. No.

  • SteersUright

    Bosch was involved in helping VW develop the cheat devices according to several articles. Why aren’t they being prosecuted? Leave it to the cheaters to then know how to fix what they broke.

  • ace_9

    It will drastically reduce emissions, so diesels would pass regulations for foreseeable future, there is no need to develop, change or install new things, it can be implemented immediatelly regardless of type of an engine and it does not have any negative side effects. And just as a bonus, they don’t even have to explain it, because that’s a technological secret. They even outsourced everything to a different company – bosch. Just in case if something goes wrong again in the future 😀 Very bold move from VW.

    • KareKakk

      VAG-factories are just assembly lines, where they mount different car parts from suppliers into a VAG-model. Everything is outsourced, VAG develops nothing.

      • ace_9

        Of course. Even though “VAG develops nothing” is not true, but that’s not relevant in this case. I was pointing out that it’s VW who initiates process of cheating. It does not matter who makes a necessary components. And now it seems that they want to clearly indicate that it’s not them who is developing a new cheat device, so they cannot be sued later 😀 because according to the description, it seems to be another cheat, not a real solution. Why would they cheat, if it is actually not that difficult to reduce the emissions? They just continue cheating and say, that bosch provided a miracle solution.

  • Ilbirs

    After this story I’m convinced that:

    1) Bosch put the cheat device in engine management conscious that this would generate a negative buzz;

    2) VW created the negative buzz that was discovered and gave birth to the Dieselgate;

    3) We saw a lot of hysteria to a point in which governments used the fact as an opportunity to be even more invasive, specially in an Europe where statolatry reigns and people don’t realize this abnormality;

    4) The hysteria calmed down, people started buying diesels again and governments don’t have that scenario prone to more leviathanic measures that had when Dieselgate was at its peak;

    5) Now Bosch comes as a savior, like if it was asking for excuses, and reverts the negative buzz generate by the discovery of the cheat device used by TDIs and some other engines from other manufacturers.

  • Felix Le Forestier

    What you are saying proofs you understand nothing at the dieselgate.

  • Tom F

    Masterful editing in the press photos.
    A VW car without the logo.
    Associations apparently run deep in the subconscious.
    These guys are scientists!

  • Auf Wiedersehen

    Bosch: Seriously, for real this time guys! We’ve JUST discovered it! Thing is, it will cost an extra $5000 per car. But hey! if you want a clean diesel!?

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