“Bosch needs a new ignition”
The world’s largest supplier of diesel technology Bosch will build a new chip factory for around one billion euros to produce future mobility technology in Germany, writes Susanne Preuß in a commentary in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “The new factory is a symbol for the German car industry’s hopes to manage the mobility transition, or even to spearhead it, and to preserve prosperity in this country.” But pessimists believe this is an illusion, given the quick success of newcomers like Tesla or even Deutsche Post. Bosch employs 50,000 people in diesel technology alone and will have to overcome the diesel crisis before a successful relaunch focused on future mobility is possible, writes Preuß.
For background, read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.