PLYMOUTH — For the summer driving season, Honeywell Turbo Technologies is working with auto manufacturers to meet a demand for affordable and fuel efficient turbo-charged engines that save money at the pump without compromising performance.
Honeywell estimates the number of turbocharged commercial and passenger vehicles sold in North America is projected to reach 3.2 million in 2012. Passenger vehicles alone account for nearly 850,000 additional turbo engines.
“With fuel prices being a significant concern for consumers and businesses, turbochargers are a smart choice for getting more miles to the gallon,” said Tony Schultz, vice president for the Americas, Honeywell Turbo Technologies. “It’s a proven technology that can be used across market segments and does not put the consumer in an extended payback period like other technologies to realize its benefits. Turbocharging technology has been a fuel economy driver for decades in the United States for the on-and off-highway commercial vehicle market, as well as in global passenger vehicle markets like Europe.”
Honeywell’s global portfolio of turbocharging technologies is available for many vehicles, and is a key enabler for replacing larger, naturally aspirated engines by downsizing to a smaller turbocharged engine with improved fuel economy and equal or better performance.
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.
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