Alex Ismail, President and CEO of Honeywell Transportation Systems, appeared on CNNMoney to discuss the evolution and benefits of turbocharging, and the expected increase in the production of turbocharged cars for the United States.
“The turbo revolution is on the way in the United States, where we are going to see turbo penetration growing in light vehicles from nine percent in 2011 to more than 20 percent by 2015,” said Ismail. “And it’s going to be on all vehicles.”
Honeywell turbochargers enable a small engine to perform like a large one, while using up to 40% less fuel and generating up to 30% less CO2 emissions, compared with non-turbocharged gasoline engines with the same power output. Turbochargers are available today on gasoline, diesel, compressed natural gas (CNG), and hybrid cars.
Ismail noted that Honeywell turbochargers are a solution for car companies meeting strict emissions requirements and enable downsizing without decreasing engine power.
“Think about the turbocharger being a small jet engine under the hood of your car,” said Ismail. “The turbocharger industry has evolved a lot over the last 10 years. It’s a pretty efficient technology that delivers performance across the board as well as fuel-efficiency.”
For more information, watch the full interview.