New Electric Turbos are Coming!


In episode 101 Brian Cooley tells about the new electric turbos. He says that traditional turbo is run by exhaust thus there is a whole lot of lag when you accelerate before you get the full effect of it. Additionally, he adds that this thing is fairly big and that is why it can’t be put somewhere else.

The major supplier Valeo has the electric turbo that is powered by 48 volts DC.  The best thing for the electric turbo is that it can be used to pre-boost a traditional turbo. Valeo says that it will be put in the 2016 production car, and Audi has already tested it.

Check out the video below and hear interesting things about these new electric superchargers.