Bosch opts to outsource battery cells rather than to manufacture; disbanding internal efforts, selling Seeo

By mmillikin Although Bosch intends to lead the mass market for electromobility that will emerge after 2020, the company has decided that the means to achieving that strategic end does not include manufacturing of the battery cells.

Bosch announced that while it will rely on its systems expertise and the development and manufacture of key components of the electrical powertrain, such as the electric motor, power electronics, and battery systems, it will continue to outsource the cells needed to make those battery systems. For economic reasons, Bosch has decided not to set up cell manufacturing operations of its own.

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