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How Bosch is entering the electric vehicle market?

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In the US economy, vehicle suppliers play an important role by contributing 2.5% of the GDP. Electric vehicles are creating a market with new opportunities. In the US, the market share is almost 6% reached.

Bosch is playing a crucial role in the electric vehicle market by transforming the industry with new Industry 4.0 technologies, technologies, and training with a new skill set.

Bosch’s Charleston facility in South Caroline is becoming the leading player in the auto industry for critical components for automakers such as Tesla, Ford, GM, and Rivian also.

Bosch uses industry 4.0 production methods such as artificial intelligence, precision lasers, robotics, and more precise and reliable auto parts at scale.

The $260 million expansion by Bosch is expected to create 350 new jobs by 2025.

As per Mike Mansuetti, President of Bosch in North America,

“We have invested more than $6 billion in electromobility development and in 2021 our global orders for electromobility surpassed $10 billion for the first time. Local production helps to advance our customers’ regional electrification strategies, and further supports the market demand for electrification”.

Bosch announced in January 2020 that “it would begin to slow production of its diesel powertrain components to focus on sustainable solutions”. 

In October, Bosch began to produce electric motors for the Rivian R1T for a “new era of electrification for the global auto parts leader. The site is 200,000 square feet of diesel components area.

“The electric motor consists of two primary parts – the rotor and the stator. The stator features winded copper bars for superior efficiency and power density. The coils receive energy from alternating current coming via power electronics from the battery.”

“Meanwhile, the rotor is filled with magnets by the process of transfer molding to promote fewer air pockets. As the current flows into the stator, the rotor’s magnetic field chases that of the stator, generating energy that powers the vehicle’s wheels. The casing then consists of an aluminum A-shed and B-shed that enclose the unit.”

“The company utilizes high-tech AI-powered machinery and other robotics to reduce its carbon footprint while producing faster, more accurate results.”

Around 98% efficiency is featured by the Bosch’s electric motor. The unit is delivered from 50 kW up to 500 kW with a torque range from 150 Nm to 1000 Nm and up to 680 HP with more flexibility and freedom to customers.

“Since electric vehicle motors differ in size, scope, and material, the new production process came with challenges. Perhaps, more importantly, the shift to electric vehicles is creating a gap in workers to fill these high-tech manufacturing jobs”.

“Realizing this, Bosch is providing reskilling and upskilling opportunities for its employees while partnering with local schools to ensure there is the talent needed to propel the future of the auto industry”.

Source: Electrek

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