The Benefits Of Turbocharged Vehicle’s

27 09 2012

Are you old enough to remember this? If you drove a four-cylinder vehicle you needed to get a running start up a hill or it seemed it would never make it to the top. Honeywell Turbo Technologies is currently working with automotive manufacturers to give consumers an affordable, fuel efficient downsized turbocharged engine. The turbocharging technology has been used for years for commercial vehicles and globally for passenger vehicles.

In 2008 when the large 8-cylinder engines were not as popular due to the economy and higher fuel costs the 4-cylinder engine was in more demand.  At that time the turbochargers were only available in two percent of gasoline and flex-fuel vehicles.  In 2011 turbochargers became available in 9.5 percent and it is predicted, by LMC Automotive that by 2017 that figure will be at 20 percent.

The Environmental Protection Agency is pleased because turbocharging improves CO2 and fuel economy at the same time!  That is good news for us all! It has proved this in the past seven years because now manufacturers can make smaller, more efficient engines without sacrificing power in the vehicles.  A small engine such as this enables a 20 to 40 percent fuel economy improvement. That is something we can all enjoy.

Hybrid and electric vehicles come with large price tags. Vehicles equipped with the Honeywell turbocharge engine lets a consumer enjoy a 40 mile per gallon (higher on the highway) ride.  Many of these vehicles also come with a price tag of $20,000 or less.

Here is a list of some of the vehicles with Honeywell Turbocharged Engines:

  • Ford’s EcoBoost vehicles
  • Chevrolet’s Sonic and Cruze and Silverado
  • Dodge Dart (schedule for release later this year)
  • Fiat 500 Abarth
  • Volkswagen Touareg

Innovation is always born when the need is there!

Happy Motoring!

 

 

 

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