A US manufacturer of energy technologies expects to have a million new fuel-efficient vehicles on the road by the end of this year. It claims the smaller turbocharged engines, which use gas emitted from the vehicle to boost the engine, will save consumers money.
Honeywell Turbo Technologies is working with car manufacturers to meet the high demand for energy efficient vehicles as it claims 2.2. million turbocharged vehicles were sold in North America last year and is expecting an increase of one million by the end of 2012.
With the increase in fuel prices in recent years, the Vice President at Honeywell Turbo Technologies in America suggests turbocharged engines are a smarter alternative for saving money.
Tony Schultz said: “It’s a proven technology that can be used across market segments and does not put the consumer in an extended payback period like other technologies to realise its benefits. Turbocharging technology has been a fuel economy driver for decades in the United States for the on- and off-highway commercial vehicle market as well as in global passenger vehicle markets like Europe.”