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Old 11-01-2019, 12:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Turbos are going electric—and becoming part of hybrid powertrains

Interesting article on how hybrid electric turbos are moving to mainstream vehicles. For those that don't know, formula 1 has been using these for years now.

https://www.greencarreports.com/news...id-powertrains

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Old 11-01-2019, 01:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's cool. At first I assumed they meet the turbo was powered by electricity entirely rather than exhaust and thought how dumb is that. But being a hybrid exhaust/electric makes more sense. Never give up taking free energy out of the exhaust.
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Beyond that, being electric it can switch from regen to boost instantly. BMW used this with a small secondary turbo that just eliminated lagging.


I guess TFA says that.

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