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By 2025, Bosch says electrified powertrains will be in 15-percent of all new cars and eventually become stock equipment for SUVs. That prediction comes from Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. Denner spoke at the Car Symposium in Bochum, Germany earlier this month. “Electrification will take combustion engines […]

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Vehicle electrification is picking up pace and the low oil prices we are currently seeing will not change that trend. This was the message conveyed by Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH, at the Car Symposium in Bochum, Germany. Bosch stated it expects roughly 15 percent of all […]

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As of this coming Saturday, Nov. 1, every vehicle sold in the European Union will come standard with electronic stability program, also known as ESP. All newly registered passenger cars and light commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of up to 3.5 tons must be equipped with the anti-skid system according to this new […]

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Kia Motors America (KMA) wants to improve the EV charging network in advance of the Soul EV’s California arrival during the third quarter of this year. Kia is adding of 17 new DC fast chargers to California’s already-existing network of 198, charger. KMA said its EV charging infrastructure plan provides Soul EV buyers with broad […]

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Aston Martin is moving towards eight-speed transmissions and new fuel management to reduce fuel consumption. Aston Martin revealed August 5 details of enhancements to two of the brand’s most popular and successful sports cars: the Vanquish ultimate GT and Rapide S four-door, four-seat, sports car. With the arrival of 2015 model-year cars in markets around […]

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With the e-Golf soon to be on its way, Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has been selected as a charging station and installation services partner for the electric version of the Golf, while ChargePoint was chosen to complete the driver experience by providing VW branded stations to all e-Golf dealerships and […]

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A study released March 13 revealed new diesel cars sold in the UK are 21 percent less polluting and 27 percent more economical than they were in 2003. The study also stated in the past decade, the increasing number of diesel cars fitted with advanced components, such as common-rail diesel and Start-Stop, have benefited from […]

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The new smart fortwo electric drive is now available in Chinese dealerships. The smart brand celebrated this market launch at the Guangzhou Motor Show, where the all-electric city vehicle was presented to the Chinese public. “Our smart electric drive was one of the first all-electric cars and is the clear market leader in Germany,” said […]

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Many new vehicles now come wih automatic transmissions  known as CVT. This is even more true in hybrid vehicles where they are the dominant transmission choice. But what is a CVT? A continuously variable transmission (CVT) works without any fixed shifting point resulting in a smooth drive at constant traction and engine speed. “With its […]

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Research by Bosch has shown that while motorists are aware of the benefits of driver assistance systems, many of them are not available on most cars, but they would be of interest – providing they were standard. Current fitment rates for many driver assistance systems are not especially high. Only ten percent of drivers surveyed […]

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