Aachen/Stuttgart, 10 November 2016 – Robert Bosch GmbH and e.GO Mobile AG will cooperate in the areas of connectivity and after sales services. Dr. Markus Heyn, Member of the Board of Management, Robert Bosch GmbH, and Prof. Günther Schuh, e.GO Mobile AG, CEO, signed an agreement yesterday in Aachen.
e.GO Mobile AG has developed the compact electric car e.GO Life on RWTH Aachen Campus using Industry 4.0. The e.GO Life will be available for approximately 12,500 euro. Bosch already provides the 48 volt drive system. According to yesterday's agreement, Bosch will also provide the after sales service in future. This includes for instance in car vehicle diagnostics, repair shop equipment and repair via the Bosch repair shop network.
”We have found the ideal partner in Bosch. In addition to a repair shop concept for our e.GO cars, the future-relevant areas Connected Car and subsequent services are now covered“, says Prof. Günther Schuh. This means that the e.GO Life drivers, too, benefit from the possibilities resulting from connecting the car to the Internet.
”Electric drive is becoming increasingly important. Still, in order for it to become a mainstream technology, not only charging infrastructure is required but also nationwide service. It's this nationwide service that we want to provide in future with our Bosch Car Service Network. Bosch Car Services are already highly competent in hybrid and electric powertrains.“, says Heyn.
With its division Automotive Aftermarket, Bosch is a leading global supplier of Automotive Service Solutions and operates with Bosch Car Service one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with more than 17,000 franchises. Moreover, the division develops and markets connectivity (retrofitting) solutions, primarily for the needs of fleet customers.
Bosch and e.GO Mobile, which have been cooperating since the foundation of e.GO Mobile AG in 2015, see significant growth potential in the electric vehicle market. e.GO Mobile intends to internationally commercialize electric cars at an affordable price and place them on the same level as internal combustion engines. e.GO Mobile plans to deliver the first e.GO Life cars for the German market in summer 2017.
Robert Bosch GmbH
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015).The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology.The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries.Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at roughly 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”
e.GO Mobile AG
e.GO Mobile AG develops and produces electronic vehicles and is headquarted on RWTH Aachen Campus. This business was founded by Prof. Günther Schuh, who had previously launched StreetScooter GmbH, in spring 2015. 50 employees benefit from this experience in their daily work developing and constructing affordable electric cars for short-distance travel.
Starting in summer 2017, the first primotypes will be completed and sold to selected first buyers. Serial production is scheduled to start in early 2018.
More information on www.e-go-mobile.com
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