PSA Peugeot Citroën
and German car components provider,Robert Bosch GmbH
have joined forces to develop, supply and industrialize diesel hybrid technology for Peugeot Citroën’s future fleet of cars.
The European car manufacturer unveiled plans to use diesel hybrid technology at the Paris Motor Show in October.
The agreement will see Bosch supply the rear electric motor, the front-mounted high-voltage alternator and power electronics for Peugeot and Citroën vehicles, starting in 2011.
In addition, Bosch will provide the interface between the electric and electronic components, the antilock braking system (ABS) and the electronic stability program (ESP) to enhance energy recovery.
PSA Peugeot Citroën said that by choosing Bosch as a core partner, the company will be able to market quickly and cost effectively technological innovations that can help lower CO2 emissions.