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Old 03-11-2018, 02:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Electric supercharger for efficiency?

Jalopnik article today (linked below) got me thinking:

Imagine using a small electric supercharger in the way ecoboost uses a turbo to downsize the ICE and save fuel. Imagine adding one of those electric assist alternator/motors such as GM once fielded, too. Expensive and not likely to "pay for itself in fuel savings" but completely doable on an existing ICE as a mod, no? I would think you could substantially improve fuel economy with a 48 volt parallel system sing both e-assist motor and a small e-supercharger. Why do it? I dunno. But it could be done about as easily as a small traditional turbo and powered from the grid, no?



See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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