Bosch seeks to restore diesel reputation with new staff rules, technology
German auto supplier Bosch has announced a vastly improved diesel technology as it strives to draw a line under an emissions scandal that has tarnished the diesel car industry, reports the news agency Reuters. The company’s new technology could enable manufacturers to reduce the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of their vehicles “so drastically that they already comply with future limits,” Bosch said in a press release.Under certain conditions, cars built with the new technology could emit as little as 13 mg NOx per kilometre, said Bosch. “There’s a future for diesel. Today, we want to put a stop, once and for all, to the debate about the demise of diesel technology,” said Bosch CEO Volkmar Denner. The Stuttgart-based auto supplier also said it would teach its 70,000 staff a new code of conduct for developers by the end of this year in an effort to change the “mindset” of the company, writes Reuters.
For background, read the CLEW factsheet "Dieselgate" - a timeline of Germany's car emissions fraud scandal and the dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.