Garett Motion Inc. will display its latest products and technology applications at the 68th International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt. The display will also include an electrified turbocharger (E-Turbo) for the first time, for mass market passenger vehicles.
“We continue to advance our electrification capabilities at Garrett to support the interests of our global customer base. As such, we are excited for the public unveiling of our first-generation E-Turbo, designed to dramatically improve the performance and fuel economy of mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains in conjunction with both gasoline and diesel engines,” said Olivier Rabiller, president and chief executive officer for Garrett. “Electrified engine technology will be key in meeting industry challenges for increased energy efficiency and new global regulatory emission targets while still meeting consumer demands for better vehicle performance and affordability.”
The E-Turbo from Garrett will deliver superior performance, fuel economy and emissions by integrating ultra-high-speed electric motors and power electronics into the turbocharger, while also providing energy recuperation to the electrical system of the vehicle. There is a small electric motor on the shaft to spool up the turbo and provide immediate boost from idle, eliminating felt accelerating lag time, and generating electricity and recharging the hybrid battery. The gasoline engines can help in reducing down the CO2 emission by about 15 percent.
The new turbocharger of Garrett boost control software and also significantly enhances turbo performance and health as well and helps unlock optimized energy management in hybrid vehicles. Also, the software contributes to optimized turbo boost, torque, efficiency, and emissions performance. It also employs prognostic and smart diagnostic functionality to monitor the health status of the entire air look within the vehicle as OEMs focus on all aspects of powertrain design to meet increasingly more stringent environmental standards, including the upcoming Euro 7 emission targets.
Other technologies that Garrett will be displaying in Frankfurt are portfolio in turbochargers, electrification and connected vehicle software including Gasoline Variable Nozzle Turbine Turbocharger, TwoStage Electric Compressor for Hydrogen Fuel Cells, Third Generation Twin Scroll Turbo, and Turbocharging with a Sheet Metal Turbine Housing, Ball Bearing VNT Turbo Diesel, and connected Vehicle software for Integrated Vehicle Health Maintenance.