Manufacturers have been resorting to forced induction to keep power and fuel economy ratings high and it’s been working. Because an engine is only using a small percentage of their power, turbochargers help increase fuel economy because companies make smaller engines, which consume less fuel when cruising but don’t sacrifice power when you need it.
That’s why in a recent find, due to the Obama Adminstration’s latest US Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2015, we can see the use of turbochargers triple by 2020.
At the current time, nearly 14% of the NAFTA market consists of turbocharged engines, said Steve McKinley, vice-president of engineering for Honeywell Turbo Technologies in the America, while Europe’s share is at 65%.
– By: Chris Chin