Turbochargers Growing Globally As Fuel-Saving Option

According to projections released by Honeywell Transportation Systems, the number of passenger vehicles with turbocharged engines is expected to increase globally by 80 percent by 2017. This change is driven by increased demand for automobiles that deliver fuel-efficiency, performance and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Turbocharged engines are projected to be on 36 million passenger automobiles sold globally in 2017, representing almost 40 percent of all new light vehicle sales in that year. In 2011, turbochargers were on 20 million new vehicles sold globally, or about 25 percent all vehicles.

“Turbocharged engines are expected to continue to grow globally because they meet the needs of consumers in a wide range of vehicle segments and geographic markets,” said Honeywell Transportation Systems Vice President of Marketing and Product Management Peter Hill. “Turbochargers offer a combination of fuel-savings and performance at an affordable price compared to other technologies, making them an attractive option on subcompact cars, full-size luxury sedans, pick-up trucks and everything in between.”

Honeywell’s global portfolio of turbocharging technologies is available for vehicles in virtually every segment. A turbocharger uses exhaust gases that otherwise would be wasted to increase air flow into the combustion chambers providing big engine power performance with small engine efficiency and reduced emissions. Learn more about Honeywell’s turbo forecast by reading the press release and check out the infographic.