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Bosch has launched a new cloud-based software service that enables the management and monitoring of the battery life of electric vehicles. In this way, the company hopes to improve battery life.

According to Dr. Markus Heyn, member of the board of directors of Robert Bosch GmbH, Bosch’s data-driven services can help substantially improve batteries, writes TechCrunch.

These data-driven services get information, as Bosch connects batteries for electric vehicles to the cloud. This enables companies to remotely monitor and manage battery status, reducing battery wear by up to 20 percent.

For example, the service collects real-time battery data about the speed at which they charge, how many charge cycles they have already had and what the temperature is. By collecting this data, Bosch can optimize recharge and prompt drivers with updates on how to extend battery life.


The tools not only prescribe tips, but also have predictive possibilities. It allows fleet operators to determine when a battery may be worn out and to provide optimal information on when to replace obsolete batteries to ensure the best performance of the vehicle.

According to Bosch, the insights have three advantages. This allows them to reduce battery aging, improve management and repair times, and prevent batteries from permanently losing performance and capacity. The latter is possible because the platform can manage the reload process.

According to Heyn, powerful batteries with a long service life also make electromobility more feasible.

First customer

Bosch already has a first customer for its new cloud-connected service. It’s about the Chinese ride mailing giant DiDi. DiDi plans to launch a fleet of electric vehicles in Xiamen with Bosch software on board.

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