Bosch says it can reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides to extremely low levels.
The new development was revealed at the company’s annual press conference, where Bosch announced record sales revenue of €78.1bn, and said the technology will enable vehicle manufacturers to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) so drastically that they will comply with future limits, without the need for any additional technology.
Dr Volkmar Denner, CEO of Bosch told media, “There’s a future for diesel. Today, we want to put a stop, once and for all, to the debate about the demise of diesel technology. Bosch is pushing the boundaries of what is technically feasible. Equipped with the latest Bosch technology, diesel vehicles will be classed as low-emission vehicles and yet remain affordable.”
Even in real driving testing, emissions from vehicles equipped with the new Bosch diesel technology are significantly below both current limits and those scheduled to come into force from 2020.
It is done throught a combination of advanced fuel-injection technology, a newly developed air management system, and intelligent temperature management.
Since 2017, European legislation has required that new passenger car models emit no more than 168 milligrams of NOx per kilometre. As of 2020, this limit will be cut to 120 milligrams. Vehicles equipped with the new Bosch diesel technology can achieve as little as 13 milligrams of NOx in standard legally-compliant RDE cycles, claims Bosch.
Even when driving in particularly challenging urban conditions, where test parameters are well in excess of legal requirements, the average emissions of the Bosch test vehicles are as low as 40 milligrams per kilometre, it says.
Bosch was implicated in the VW emissions scandal over three years ago which led to the current purge on diesel and the focus on emissions and harmful particulates