Electric revolution is happening globally whether it is Tesla or Audi or Volkswagen or Mahindra and Tata Motors in India. Every company is striving hard to solve the problems of electric mobility through their extensive R&D .
Bosch being the major supplier of electronic components to all these automobile industries also wants to overcome the problems faced by EV’s by developing efficient powertrain for electric cars. Bosch has always worked with OEMs to develop components to their vehicles, be it fuel injectors or controllers, Bosch has been a major contributor to development of internal combustion cars. But now as the world is moving towards electric mobility and Bosch wants to be no exception for this.
Concept behind Bosch's electric car : E-Axle
Basic features of 'e-Axle'
e-Axle has dynamic Motor and Powertrain
Dattatraya Gurav , Bosch’s head of mobility solution said that calibrating the car was much arduous task than replacing the whole engine with an electric motor and refitting the mechanical fitments. While the conventional diesel Baleno has a engine that produces 83.1 bhp power at 6000 rpm, e-Axle has a motor that produces 115 bhp of power , making it more powerful than its parent model.
The acceleration is much faster than regular Baleno, taking it from 0-100 kmph in minimal 8 seconds. E-Axle doesn’t need a gearbox rather it need a controller that senses the input from the rides and gives signals to the motor accordingly. Its Electronic control unit offers only three options drive, reverse and park.