Bosch has developed a new system for vehicles which will significantly reduce emissions from diesel engines.
The new hybrid technology, called boost recuperation system, uses electrification to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx) by up to 80%, while also cutting CO2 output by up to 15%. The new system reduces emissions, and enables engines to generate more power.
With the new Bosch system saving emissions can be fun.
Steffen Hoffmann, president of Bosch UK, said: “The new boost recuperation system will enable drivers to enjoy extra torque of 150Nm while also protecting the environment. Now, revving up the engine means you can enjoy your car while also protecting the environment.”
By 2020, around 4 million new vehicles with the tech could be sold in Europe, North America and China.
The system is set to close the persistent and sizeable gap between start-stop systems and hybrid drives.
The 48-volt boost recuperation system reduces nitrogen oxide emissions at the point of combustion. An electric motor supports the combustion engine at high loads – when accelerating and driving at high speed. These are the points where most emissions are created. By using carefully timed electric ‘boosts’, NOx emissions are diminished.