FLAT ROCK, MI – A steady rollout of new diesels, gasoline direct-injection, stop/start systems, high-efficiency alternators and cheaper lithium-ion batteries factor into Robert Bosch LLC’s product offerings to help auto makers meet the 35.5-mpg (6.6 L/100 km) fuel-economy mandate that takes effect in the U.S. in 2016. In the long term, all powertrain paths lead to a full electric vehicle, the world’s largest auto supplier says. But for at least the next 20 years, efficiency gains and ...

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