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Old 09-03-2018, 12:43 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by sendler View Post
The F1 engines don't use an electric supercharger though. It is a turbo with an electric motor/ generator unit in the middle. The big improvement in efficiency being the generator. It harvests all of the energy in the exhaust. The turbine makes boost first. And once that is fulfilled, the remainder is converted to electricity. Rather than wasting it through a gate and out the pipe.
Nowadays that start-stop is becoming a common feature even in some Diesel cars in Europe and India, plus the hybrid trucks and buses, that MGU-H would make sense on them.
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