Garrett Motion has added another electrification technology innovation to its portfolio with the recently announced development of the world’s first “E-Turbo” for passenger vehicles with Mercedes-AMG.
In this deep-dive video, Garrett’s Senior Director of Powertrain Peter Davies walks viewers through a comprehensive presentation about how the company’s E-Turbo works, what its benefits are to automakers, real-world testing on expanded fleets, and much more.
“We all know that the world of powertrain is changing at an unprecedented rate. Electrification is taking place everywhere, and the world of turbocharging is no different.” – Peter Davies
Electrifying a turbocharger removes the constraint of needing a small turbine with excellent efficiency to drive the compressor at low flow rates. Instead, it allows us to right size the turbine for Lambda 1 rated power. Garrett’s E-Turbo provides an integrated, compact and balanced solution that delivers the additional functionality of Energy Recuperation (efficient energy management/positive effect on state of charge). Any penalty in inertia can, therefore, be more than compensated by an electric motor and the addition of a wide-range compressor to improve low-end response and extend high-end performance simultaneously.