Bosch, a German-based automotive supplier with a major presence in the metro Detroit area, is collaborating with China’s Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Ltd. to supply battery cells for Bosch’s 48-volt battery system globally.
The lithium-ion 48V battery system of Bosch with CATL battery cells will aim is to provide a more effective, affordable, and flexible solution to electrify internal combustion engine vehicles and reduce emission and consumption.
“Bosch has a broad electric mobility portfolio, as well as deep understanding of and expertise in the automobile industry,” says Zhou Jia, the president of CATL. “The strong alliance between CATL and Bosch will be a driving force in realizing our shared vision of the future, where we see energy efficient mobility as a common feature of daily life for people everywhere.”
Stefan Hartung, member of the Bosch board of management and chairman of its Mobility Solutions business sector, says this alliance is another step on the path to market leadership in electromobility.
“With CATL, we have brought an established cell specialist for lithium-ion batteries on board as a partner. In combination with our systems know-how and expertise in battery management, we will extend our strong position in the 48-volt battery market.”
With the cooperation between CATL and Bosch, both parties will benefit from joint lithium-ion battery system R&D and manufacturing. By launching products that could better meet different market needs, the two companies say they will work closely to speed up the realization of energy efficient mobility.