Has Bosch really cracked the code and figured out how to take harmful diesel emissions off the table by simply tweaking the turbocharger and by closely controlling the temperature of the air entering the engine?
Bosch has decided against producing its own battery cells, saying the investment necessary is too risky. The supplier had said it was considering competing with Asian rivals if it could make a product that was better and cheaper than that of companies such as Samsung and Panasonic.
Robert Bosch warned that revelations about animal experiments in the auto industry may hamper efforts to restore trust in diesel, a key technology that helped the auto supplier post higher profits last year.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire will hold talks with Bosch to address concerns about the future of the supplier's diesel injectors factory in Rodez, which is heavily exposed to a downturn in diesel sales.
The German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, home to Mercedes and Porsche, said it would appeal a court ruling obliging it to ban diesel cars from the streets of its capital, Stuttgart. That means the ban will not come into force at the start of 2018 as planned.
Bosch has felt the impact of the diesel-emissions crisis through its ties to Volkswagen. But the supplier has been able to offset any hit to sales through its strong commercial vehicle business, CEO Volkmar Denner said.
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