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Euro 5/6 Emissions Review                                                                                   Robe       Bosch (Australia) Pty.

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Matt Turner,                                                                                                24 ebruary 2010
Tel +61 3 9541 7236
matt.turner@au.bosch.com



Response to the draft Regulation Impact Statement regarding Euro Sl6
Emissions Standards for light Vehicles




Robert Bosch (Australia) Ply Ltd is pleased to provide feedback to the
Australian Government regarding its draft Regulation Impact Statement (RIS)
concerning a proposal to implement Euro 5/6 Emissions Standards for Light
Veh icles. Robert Bosch (Australia) Ply Ltd is the Australian subsidiary of the
Bosch group of companies, a world leader in automotive fuel injection and
engine management systems for automotive applications.

The fuel injection and engine management system technology capable of
meeting Euro 5 exhaust emissions and On Board Diagnostics (aBO) standard
as part of a vehicle manufacturer's Diesel or petrol powertrain and exhaust
system is already commercially availab le.

The majority of European vehicle manufacturers are already in series
production using Bosch fuel injection technology (injectors, pumps, sensors
and electronic control units) that meet the Euro 5 emissions and aBO
standard.

Furthermore, in relation to the abillty of our fuel injection technology to meet
Euro 6 emissions and OBD standard, Bosch has already commenced in




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cooperation with our European customers, the development and application                           24 Fe'fUary 2010
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With reference to the influence of sulphur concentration on the fuel injection
and engine management sensors and controls, Bosch can confirm that an
upper limit of 50ppm for petrol and 10ppm for Diesel fuelled vehicles is
acceptable for Euro 5 compliant systems. However the main influence of
sulphur for Diesel engine systems is on the exhaust gas treatment. The
smaller the sulphur content, the smaller also the exhaust gas treatment
syste m that can be designed, with potential reduction of system cost. An
upper limit of 150ppm sulphur in petrol is considered by Bosch to be too high
for robust and durable system performance at Euro 5 level.

The cost of fuel injection and engine management system components used
on Euro 5 compliant vehicles is very customer application specific and
strongly influenced by sales volumes. However, our eXp'erience shows that
the introduction of Euro 5 capable systems/engines in other markets did not
lead to a substantial increase of vehicle prices. The same is valid for the
related injection systems.

If you would like clarification regarding any of the information presented
above, or information regarding fuel injection and engine management system
development for emissions, fuel economy or automotive applications in
general, Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty Ltd would be pleased to respond.


Yours Sincerely,


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Matt Turner
Automotive Powertrain Systems
Robert Bosch (Australia) Pty. Ltd


The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of
automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 280,000
associates generated sales of 45. 1 billion euros in fiscal 2008. The Bosch Group comprises
Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60
countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly
150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation
for further growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3.5 billion euros, or eight percent of its
sales revenue, for rosearch and development, and applies for over 3,000 patents worldwide.
With al/ its produc ts and services, Bosch enhances the qualify of life by providing solutions
which are both innova tive and beneficial.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1 861·1942) as 'Workshop for
Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering. ~ The special ownership structure of Robert
Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible
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for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in   24 Fetiruary 2010
the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is   Page   of 3
held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are
held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership
functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and
by Robert Bosch GmbH.
Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch.com.

				
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