ENVERA HYBRID ELECTRIC TURBOCHARGER
The turbocharger market will grow significantly in the next decade as smaller boosted engines are used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from both passenger cars and trucks. Worldwide annual turbocharger sales volume is projected to be $19 billion by 2022.
Fuel economy gains realized from engine downsizing are limited by the turbocharger’s ability to provide high boost pressures at all engine speeds. Better turbochargers will enable smaller engines to be used for greater fuel economy gains and further reductions of greenhouse gas emissions.
The needed improvement in turbocharger performance can be attained using an electrically driven compressor or “e-Booster” (BorgWarner’s registered trademark). A problem with these e-Boosters is the large amount of electric power required to drive them. Reducing the electric motor power to under 2.5 kilowatts would open up large new markets for electrically augmented turbocharging.
Envera has invented a hybrid electric turbocharging system that cuts electric power consumption by about 70 percent compared to current e-Booster technology. Because of its low power consumption, it can be used on almost all passenger cars and many trucks having standard 12 volt electric systems.
Envera’s new technology makes sense for use in 48-volt vehicles as well. Lowering power consumption from the electric motor will translate into better fuel economy for these vehicles. And the smaller electric motor will also cost less. Achieve your goals with the Envera Hybrid Electric Turbocharger.