Green Technology: Turbocharging can help reduce CO2 emissions
Automotive manufacturers are being challenged to meet increasingly stringent emissions and fuel efficiency requirements - industry experts agree that turbo technology offers one of the most cost-effective routes to achieving the desired results.
The basic concept of a turbocharger is to recycle wasted energy from exhaust gas, transforming more of the fuel energy consumed into power. A turbocharged engine, therefore offers improved fuel economy, less CO2 emissions and better performance over a non-turbocharged engine.
Turbocharging allows auto manufacturers to reduce their engine sizes and therefore emissions while continuing to deliver the power and performance customers demand. "Turbochargers offer the fastest response to global warming at a lower cost per vehicle than any other technology", Alex Ismail, Chief Executive of Honeywell Transportation explains to BBC News. Click here to read the full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/8266975.stm